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User Review  - Algybama - LibraryThing

Terribly disappointing. Starts off very exciting, with sweet descriptions of nanotech and weapons. Then it just goes to hell. Bad, bland characters. No plot. About 15 pages of action (3 scenes) in 500 ... Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age

User Review  - Victic - Goodreads

A very uneven book. Great ideas, not so well handled. Neal Stephenson does know how to get my attention , he just doesn't always chooses to. The beginning was very decent. The middle part was so ... Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age

User Review  - Emmavescence - Goodreads

Lets face it, I'm not "currently reading" this at all... didn't even make it a fifth of the way through before getting bored, despite the interesting premise and worldbuilding. Might revisit at some point. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age

User Review  - Jon Senn - Goodreads

Like a lot of Stephenson's books, The Diamond Age took a while to get going while he develops the novel's world. Usually, there's enough of a payoff to make that worthwhile. But here, I found the end of the book very unsatisfying. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age

User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

I'm a BIG fan of Stephensen, especially Cyrptonomicon, but The Diamond Age has me lost and unfocused. I've read this book on at least a 100 nights to put me to sleep. I kept waiting for the night I'd ... Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age

User Review  - Gerri - Goodreads

Not a reflection on craft or quality; story just wasn't to my taste. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age

User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

I liked the taste of China, but I have been trying to take international relations out of the PRC/US/??? loop. Lately I've grown impatient with fantasy. Maybe I'll come back to this tale in a little bit, since I did laugh at Atlantis/Shanghai, but it weirded me out a little too much for now. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age

User Review  - Adam Harsha - Goodreads

Some fun concepts and decent characters but weak narrative. Snowcrash was much more interesting. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age

User Review  - Suvendra Dutta - Goodreads

Hard to believe that this was from the same author as Snow Crash & Anathem. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age

User Review  - sillypunk - Goodreads

This was a nanotechnological puddle of WTF: http://blogendorff.ghost.io/book-revi... Read full review


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