on the screen

On the Screen

View All

classics

AUDIO & eBOOK CLASSICS

View All


classics

Helping those in need

Visit Site

MP3 Audio Sample

rating
 
 
goodreads logo

Short Synopsis
A new compilation of essays and articles from novelist William Gibson, offering listeners a privileged view into the mind of a writer whose thinking has shaped our culture.

Full Synopsis
William Gibson is known primarily as a novelist, with his work ranging from his groundbreaking first novel, Neuromancer, to his more recent contemporary bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. During those nearly thirty years, though, Gibson has been sought out by widely varying publications for his insights into contemporary culture.

Wired magazine sent him to Singapore to report on one of the world's most buttoned-up states. The New York Times Magazine asked him to describe what was wrong with the Internet. Rolling Stone published his essay on the ways our lives are all "soundtracked" by the music and the culture around us. And in a speech at the 2010 Book Expo, he memorably described the interactive relationship between writer and reader.

These essays and articles have never been collected—until now. Some have never appeared in print at all. In addition, Distrust That Particular Flavor includes journalism from small publishers, online sources, and magazines no longer in existence. This volume will be essential listening for any lover of William Gibson's novels. Distrust That Particular Flavor offers listeners a privileged view into the mind of a writer whose thinking has shaped not only a generation of writers but our entire culture.

"Roberston Dean brings a clear, well-paced reading to this compilation, which will catch the ears of Gibson fans." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"A provocative, surprising look at the lesser-known parts of a sci-fi superstar's writing career." ---Kirkus

"A kaleidoscope likely to interest anyone interested in current culture." ---Library Journal

"He may be modest and self-effacing, but he is always sharp and entertaining." ---Booklist

"Dean really shines with his tone and delivery, communicating the sardonic and self-deprecating regard Gibson has for his work." ---AudioFile
New York Times Bestseller

Distrust That Particular Flavor

Author William Gibson

Narrated by Robertson Dean

Publication date Jan 17, 2012

Running time 6 hrs

Available Formats

Suggestions?
Let us know!