Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mona Lisa Overdrive

Mona Lisa Overdrive has some of the best writing in William Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy. 

Like the time she'd screamed about the bugs, the roaches they called palmetto bugs, but it was because the goddamn things were mutants, half of them; someone had tried to wipe them out with something that fucked with their DNA, so you'd see these screwed-up roaches dying with too many legs or heads, or not enough, and once she'd seen one that looked like it had swallowed a crucifix or something, its back or shell or whatever it was distorted in a way that made her want to puke.

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