What I'm Reading Now The new William Gibson novel, Pattern Recognition, is incredibly appealing for many reasons (elegant writing, oddly beautiful detached sense of time) but one is the way it taps into using an overmarketed time, like Jennifer Government, as the setting, giving this odd sense of paranoia and discomfort. It's certainly nothing new, but what's fascinating that all of the material objects around us, all the brands attached to us like it or not, become part of the fabric of what distinguishes today from yesteryear. This is a good candidate for the first Gothamist Book Club selection. Thoughts?
According to his blog, William Gibson was stuck in NY during the blizzard.