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User Review  - orkydd - LibraryThing

I first read the novel soon after it was released. It has aged very well. Stephenson's inventive and clever extrapolation of technological trends makes for a fine tale, and indeed still does, even ... Read full review

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User Review  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

Try as I might, I could not get into this and left it unfinished after about 15% in. The characters and setting failed to interest me and the story simply wasn't enjoyable. I won't rate what I don't finish. Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Stephenson's dark brand of dark humor and detailed vision of the future is enthralling, but lacked any sense of real closure for me. Not as engaging or focused as _Snow Crash_ or _Cryptonomicon_. Read full review

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

I think, perhaps, that the passage of time has not been good to this book. When this was written in 1995 it was incredibly imaginative, well ahead of its time and full of quirky cyberpunk themes. 20 ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

I read this a long time ago - and didn't remember much of the plot. I think I didn't quite understand when I first read it. Luckily, I gave it a second shot - and found it a lot more interesting. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - gecizzle - LibraryThing

This book's title is stupid. It should have the subtitle as the title. Because this book IS "A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer". It has nothing to do with a Diamond Age. It's just a story about an ... Read full review

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User Review  - wishanem - LibraryThing

I went back and forth between greatly liking and disliking this book while I was reading it. In the end, I don't think its interesting and valuable ideas outweigh its incoherent and unpleasant ones ... Read full review

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User Review  - behemothing - LibraryThing

This might make the book sound stodgier than it is, but my favorite part was Stephenson's take on how "cultures" might be defined and develop on a post-scarcity earth -- particularly the role of ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Revolution through education! Read full review

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User Review  - chriszodrow - LibraryThing

Imagination is alive and well, and Stephenson seems to be it's current literary keeper. Amazing stuff. Read full review

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