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Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Neuromancer Neuromancer by William Gibson

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Amazing book. A little hard to get used to the style of the writing, I had to backtrack several times in the beginning to understand properly what was going on. You need to really keep your eye on the ball on this book to not loose track of events.

A lot of lingo to get used to, but luckily lots of it is already pervasive in internet culture, so that may be a problem more for other people 😉

I find the cyberpunk aesthetic extremely attractive. Its not the first time I have read stories in this style, “Otherland” being the example that comes to mind. I was a little surprised by how little of the story actually takes place in cyberspace. It was nice though, to see how human the main character “case” really is, there is absolutely not attempt to make him into any kind of hero. If anything, that role is reserved for his female counterpart.

The ending is, predictably, rather vague and doesn’t really conclude on anything specific. This book is part of a trilogy, and I look forward to reading the other 2.

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New Year, exiting new times!

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Just want to wish everyone a happy new 2009!
For me, the year ended with my last day at DHL! I spent 3 and a half years there, and it has been the most valuable job I have had so far, in terms of personal growth.

In 2 days my internet will be cut of at the flat in Leidschendam, meaning I will be moving in with my mums pretty soon. The big move is planned for the 17th of Jan, where I will move the rest of my stuff for storage with my Dad with Belgium.

No results for work in the UK yet. I have a little odd-job lined up here in the Netherlands for next week. After that, I need to have a job in UK by the end of Jan. If not, I shall be forced to find employment in Netherlands again, which will probably prevent me from moving to the UK for another 6 months. This is my biggest worry.
Next week job-hunting goes back into overdrive, though at least 10 different UK recruiters have my CV waiting for them in their mailbox when they come back from Christmas break 😉

Wish me luck.