History Literature / MonaLisaOverdrive

29th Jun '16 10:46:08 AM Bense
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''Mona Lisa Overdrive'' is the third novel in William Gibson’s SprawlTrilogy. Published in 1988, the book switches off between the interwoven stories of [[{{RevolvingDoorCasting}} four different protagonists]], who are each involved in a plot to kidnap famous sim-star Angie Mitchell: [[{{HookerWithAHeartOfGold}} Mona, an innocent young prostitute]]; Kumiko, the [[{{MafiaPrincess}} daughter of a Yakuza businessman]], Slick Henry, an ex-convict computer hacker turned junk artist; and Angie herself, who has the unique power to enter the Matrix without a computer. Characters who return from the first two books include Angie and Bobby Newmark (from {{Literature/Count Zero}}), Molly from {{Literature/Neuromancer}} (now called Sally Shears), and the Finn, from both (well, sort of).

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''Mona Lisa Overdrive'' is the third novel in William Gibson’s SprawlTrilogy. Published in 1988, the book switches off between the interwoven stories of [[{{RevolvingDoorCasting}} four different protagonists]], who are each involved in a plot to kidnap famous sim-star Angie Mitchell: [[{{HookerWithAHeartOfGold}} Mona, an innocent young prostitute]]; Kumiko, the [[{{MafiaPrincess}} daughter of a Yakuza businessman]], Slick Henry, an ex-convict computer hacker ex-convict turned junk artist; and Angie herself, who has the unique power to enter the Matrix without a computer. Characters who return from the first two books include Angie and Bobby Newmark (from {{Literature/Count Zero}}), Molly from {{Literature/Neuromancer}} (now called Sally Shears), and the Finn, from both (well, sort of).
29th Jun '16 10:40:37 AM Bense
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* {{Unreveal}}: Molly/Sally’s eyes are still never seen.



* {{Unreveal}}: Molly/Sally’s eyes are still never seen.

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* {{Unreveal}}: Molly/Sally’s eyes are YourMindMakesItReal: Tick has his arm dislocated in a simulation, and even though his real arm is unharmed he still never seen.feels like it had been injured when he leaves.
29th Jun '16 10:38:19 AM Bense
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%%* VirtualGhost: The Finn has become one, [[spoiler: as has Lady 3Jane. In the end both Bobby and Angie end up that way as well.]]

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%%* * VirtualGhost: The Finn has become one, [[spoiler: as has Lady 3Jane. In Several, including some characters from previous books who have since died. Collin the end both Bobby AI who counsels and Angie end up that way protects Kumiko is also explicitly described as well.]]a ghost, even though he was apparently never a real person.
29th Jun '16 10:33:29 AM Bense
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* TheScrounger: Slick builds his art out of junk he finds.
29th Jun '16 10:32:02 AM Bense
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* GenreSavvy: All of the characters except maybe Prior, to some extent. Mona in particular starts to get worried that she's a DisposableSexWorker.

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* GenreSavvy: All of the characters except Eddie and maybe Prior, to some extent. Mona in particular starts to get worried that she's a DisposableSexWorker.
29th Jun '16 10:31:18 AM Bense
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* GenreSavvy: All of the characters except maybe Prior, to some extent. Mona in particular starts to get worried that she's a DisposableSexWorker.
10th Jun '16 12:20:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActionGirl: Molly/Sally Shears, as usual
* AmbiguousDisorder: Gentry, Slick's landlord.

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* %%* ActionGirl: Molly/Sally Shears, as usual
* %%* AmbiguousDisorder: Gentry, Slick's landlord.



* {{Cyberpunk}}
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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Mona.
* MafiaPrincess: Kumiko

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* %%* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Mona.
* %%* MafiaPrincess: Kumiko



* VirtualGhost: The Finn has become one, [[spoiler: as has Lady 3Jane. In the end both Bobby and Angie end up that way as well.]]

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* %%* VirtualGhost: The Finn has become one, [[spoiler: as has Lady 3Jane. In the end both Bobby and Angie end up that way as well.]]
10th Jun '16 12:12:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Molly/Sally Shears—if possible, even moreso than in ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''.
** RetiredBadass: She quit doing Runs and bought a German casino some time ago, and gave up her BloodSport "hobby" five years ago. Then someone dug up some dirt on her and blackmailed her into one more job.


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* RetiredBadass: Molly/Sally Shears quit doing Runs and bought a German casino some time ago, and gave up her BloodSport "hobby" five years ago. Then someone dug up some dirt on her and blackmailed her into one more job.
10th Jun '16 12:10:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: What saves Mona from becoming a DisposableSexWorker.
27th Dec '15 6:34:50 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* SequelGap: It’s been several years since ‘’Count Zero,’’ and well over a decade since ‘’Neuromancer,’’ such that the characters who do return have changed drastically; Angie Mitchell is now a sim-stim superstar; Bobby Newmark has married her, divorced her, and gone missing; Molly has changed her name to Sally Shears, and fills an older-mentor role rather than a sidekick one; and the Finn [[spoiler: has died, but left behind an A.I. construct of himself.]]
-->'''Finn:''' "Case? Last I heard he was married with some kids."


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* TimeSkip: It’s been several years since ‘’Count Zero,’’ and well over a decade since ‘’Neuromancer,’’ such that the characters who do return have changed drastically; Angie Mitchell is now a sim-stim superstar; Bobby Newmark has married her, divorced her, and gone missing; Molly has changed her name to Sally Shears, and fills an older-mentor role rather than a sidekick one; and the Finn [[spoiler: has died, but left behind an A.I. construct of himself.]]
-->'''Finn:''' "Case? Last I heard he was married with some kids."
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