The Quantum Thief

The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajaniemi Actual Rating = 3.5 stars

What to say about this mind bender? Reading this reminded me of the first time I read [b:Neuromancer|22328|Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)|William Gibson||909457]. That sense of being on the periphery of understanding, reading paragraphs and just getting the jist, the impressionist version of meaning. With time, like stepping back from an impressionist painting, the story resolves into recognizable images.

For this book I needed a lot more time to get the recognizable image and I'm still not sure if I got it right. It was fascinating and expertly paced with complex characters. I'll probably keep reading the series but it was a hard read and probably harder than it needed to be (that's why .5 star drop).

Highly recommended for cyber-punk fans!