Reviews of Count Zero (1986)
Review by blueworld (2004-03-31)
Count Zero failed me in comparison to Neuromancer because of its lack of a strong central character to pull the novel together. Of course, there were very interesting concepts to salvage this book. With the idea of "angels" in the matrix, Gibson continues to explore ideas about consciousness in a digital world that he raised with the AIs in Neuromancer. There is also a glimpse at the very end of the AI's fate that ties this novel to the previous one. If you liked Neuromancer, read Count Zero, if only so you can read Mona Lisa Overdrive.