Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)

Neal Stephenson added by dpg
Tags: scifi, cyberpunk

Only once in a great while does  a writer come along who defies comparison -- a  writer so original he redefines the way we look at  the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and  Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving  virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about  everything in between with a cool, hip  cyber-sensibility to bring us the gigantic thriller of the  information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers  pizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Inc., but it  the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging  headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's  striking down hackers everywhere, he races along  the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy  mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to  bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash  is a mind-altering romp through a future America  so bizarre, so outrageous... you'll recognize it  immediately.

From the Paperback edition.

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    dpg · over 3 years ago · reply

    I just finished reading this book about 5 minutes ago. So here is my very fresh review. The book opens up very characteristically cartoony. His writing style is loose and quick, perhaps overly descriptive in parts. The character development is good. In the middle of the book the story gets really good and tight, but the rest of the book the unraveling of the main themes gets a bit disappointing. The end of the story ends a bit abruptly and the characters seem to run out of steam, or become replaced with characteristics that weren't present in the rest of the story.

    Besides that, the author does a very good job of imagining new devices, which is why I really like this guy. He predicts future-tech again and again. I'm reading Reamde next, as I do enjoy this author and his vision.

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    AtlantaAppliances · over 2 years ago · reply

    Not a bad second book. Enjoyed reading it, thanks