Steering away from SF and random posts on writing, I’m going to give you a link to a friend’s blog. If you are a bit whacky you might get help from her. (Hope she takes no offense to my attempts at humor.)
A good novel. Better on the second read. Obviously influential to the genre–cyberpunk in particular. But I seem to be missing why it’s such a seminal SF work. Still, Gully Foyle maybe most memorable character in SF.