I attended a Toronto reading
of All Tomorrow's Parties
. Things that my friends and i noticed were that William Gibson
speaks the way his characters do. Or more along the lines of speaking the way his narrative is written. This doesn't seem that stunning, until you (a) consider what his narrative tone
is like, and (b) hear
it for yourself.
The other neat comment was after someone asked about how apocalyptic his novels are, how the world is always about to end. He remarked that, well, the world ends in All Tomorrow's Parties, and none of the characters notice.