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A reread. I'd forgotten how wonderful this book -- originally conceived as a graphic novel, and still crammed with propulsive action and incredible images -- is. Stephenson's vision of a fully-franchised future outdoes David Foster Wallace's brand-fest Infinite Jest, and his marriage of Sumerian mythology and deep-structure linguistics to a presciently visionary cyber-future (he popularized the term 'avatar' for personal online representations) makes for an intellectual and literary tour de force. Shouldn't have surprised me given how much I love (and have frequently reread) his later novels, but I'm happy to have revisited this one. 

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Il romanzo che, scritto nel 1992, ha anticipato Second Life creata ne 2003. Dalla scheda del sito della bur:
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In un'America futuribile, dove l'economia capitalistica è saltata e il governo ha
demandato a privati i suoi poteri, "Snow crash" è un virus informatico capace d'intaccare anche il cervello degli hacker. Uno di questi è Hiro Protagonist, che è anche spadaccino ed ex fattorino-lampo di pizze. Oltre a Hiro, indagano sul virus la sua ragazza, un bizzarro reverendo, un bibliotecario, un capo mercenario, un capomafia... Ma il vero protagonista è il Metaverso, rete mondiale in fibra ottica attraverso la quale la diffusione del virus sarà rapidissima. Il XXI secolo nella fantasia bizzarra, ma anche profetica, di un tecno-giallo dell'informazione.
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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Gave this book a couple of chapters and hated it. I love sci-fi and techno-thrillers, and this was awful. I was actually quite surprised because this book and this author is so well respected. I thought about giving it a few more chapters, and just gave up. Wasn't an enjoyable experience. Read full review

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User Review  - Bryon Howard - Goodreads

Have had this on the book shelf for a few years. Tried starting it at least once. Read full review

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User Review  - David Parkinson - Goodreads

stellar read Read full review

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User Review  - Jenn Wisbeck - Goodreads

Audio version is well read. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Check out our book pitch on why you should read this. At The Marvelous Reading Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSRdU... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary-elizabeth - Goodreads

Roller coaster. Give yourself two days. Read full review

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User Review  - Bill Kuykendall - Goodreads

I liked it. Read full review

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User Review  - Ross - Goodreads

Loved it. Read full review


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