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Snow Crash

  • Au­thor: Neal Stephen­son
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    This was a re-read, and luck­­i­­ly I had for­­got­ten enough to make it fun.

    In fac­t, I have read ev­ery­thing Neal Stephen­­son wrote, and the man can make any­thing en­ter­­tain­ing.

    I know this is some kind of heresy, but the be­gin­n­ing (the fa­­mous de­liv­er­a­­tor piece) is per­haps the weak­est part of the book. It shows Stephen­­son try­ing to sound like Gib­­son and (the worst part) achiev­ing it.

    The au­thor has a much more pow­er­­ful voice, is a much bet­ter writer, and in gen­er­al, his books are su­pe­ri­or (IMHO) so that freaked me out.

    Of course, af­ter this book he wrote Cryp­to­nomi­­con and The Baroque Cy­­cle and Anath­em, which are 3 (or 5) of my favourite book­s, so I don't care about his mis­­guid­ed youth­­ful en­er­­gy.