I'm finally reading William Gibson's latest novel, Pattern Recognition. First thoughts: it's a delight. I'm enjoying seeing the author move from visionary cyberpunk creation back in time to the present day, which is partially shaped by his vision. His tone has shifted, with drier descriptions and a steady, quiet wit. The plot offers no sf so far, just the internet and the post dot.bomb globalized world, with major time in London, Tokyo, and Moscow (so far). It's also, in a minor, tactful way, a 9-11 text.
While I finish the thing and compile notes, here's an obsessive site of PR annotations.