I just finished reading "Neuromancer" by William Gibson and wanted to ask you native speakers of the English language how his usage of the adjective / past participle "kinked" strikes you. Gibson plays with words a lot in this book in that he gives new meanings to some words, maybe to underline the fact that Neuromancer is set to play in the future.
So, I would like your input on some sentences and how they make you feel reading. The meaning can of course be deduced through the context, but I'd just like to know whether it's actual slang or just jazzed up a little to fit the narrative.
Here we go:
"So what's he got on you? How's he got the working girl kinked?"
"Steep climb out of gravity and every approach is kinked."
"One or all of them, he was certain, would be kinked for audio, very likely for simstim, and anything he said or did now was admissible evidence."
Thanks for your input.