Essentially just The Count of Monte Cristo in space. The prose is amazingly vivid. It leaps off the page. The story moves quickly and crisply. Some of the set-pieces are superb. I really enjoyed the early parts where Gully is trapped in the Nomad and his transformation driven by the sheer force of his need for revenge is interesting if a little factually illogical. The ending is very beautiful.
However, I do feel that the story is a little crude in places and it feels more like a comic strip than a serious SF work. Especially the bits with the Four Mile Circus and the corporation. I guess that because I've never enjoyed any cyberpunk I was never going to enjoy this work, even if it represents the apex of the genre.
Ultimately I would rather read the original by Dumas.