I remember reading a SF book some time ago, but can remember precious little about it. I don’t read too much SF, but my son does, and I wanted to recommend it to him. Wondered if any of you could help.
As I recall, it was reputed to be somewhat of an “important” work in the genre, but it was not by Asimov, Bradbury, or an author I have previously been aware of.
As I recall, a significant element of the story concerned the extent and willingness with which people received technological implants, such as for their eyes or other ways to “enhance/supplement” their senses and brain function.
The story took place in the future, entirely or primarily on earth.
The protagonist was male - operating somewhat outside of sanctioned circles. Not sure if he was an out-and-out criminal, a nonconformist, or what, but I’m sure he had dealings with shady characters, and acted in non-sanctioned ways.
I believe the story began in Japan or elsewhere in the far east, and later moved to (I think) New York.
I’m vaguely recalling that “computers” figured significantly, perhaps to the extent that folks were concerned whether they were taking over too many aspects of humanity or such.
I believe the title was relatively short, 2-3 words, along the lines of “The __ __.” For some reason I believe the main word in the title may have begun with a “C”.