Neuromancer

Neuromancer

by

William Gibson

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The Chatsubo / “The Chat” Term Analysis

Also simply referred to as “the Chat.” A bar in Chiba run by Ratz.
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The Chatsubo / “The Chat” Term Timeline in Neuromancer

The timeline below shows where the term The Chatsubo / “The Chat” appears in Neuromancer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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Identity and Personhood Theme Icon
Case sits in the Chatsubo, a bar in Chiba, Japan, that primarily caters to expats. The bartender, Ratz, wonders if... (full context)
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Case returns to the Chat looking for Wage, but doesn’t find him. Back outside, he senses he is being followed... (full context)
Self-Interest vs. Human Connection Theme Icon
...one doesn’t answer and the other doesn’t have the money. Frustrated, he returns to the Chat. (full context)
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Case enters the Chat with a pistol in one pocket and his flask in the other. Ratz notes Case... (full context)
Chapter 2
Technology and the Body Theme Icon
Identity and Personhood Theme Icon
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...the last of his debt with money gifted from Armitage. Case takes Molly to the Chat, and when he takes out an octagon of dex, she informs him that his new... (full context)