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THE DIAMOND AGE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Stephenson (Snow Crash, 1992) imagines a 21st century in which molecular machines (nanotechnology) can create any desired object or structure. National governments have vanished, leaving society divided into enclaves along ethnic, cultural, and ideological lines, the most dynamic of which are the new-Victorian Atlanteans of coastal China. Talented nano-engineer John Hackworth designs an ... Read full review

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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: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

Loved it, but damn does Neal Stephenson not like writing proper endings. Jeez. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

User Review  - Winston - Goodreads

Some parts were fantastic, some parts were dull. Took about 100 pages for me to start getting into it. Good enough that I want to check out Stephenson's other work (and just more scifi in general) but not good enough that I'll ever read this again. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

User Review  - Ana - Goodreads

I will not rate this one since i find it a bit confusing. I might be able to decide if i liked it or not, if i read it again some day. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

User Review  - Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard - Goodreads

A great book that shows even in the most weird future there will always be room for the good human feelings like friendship, kindness, compasion, etc... And that real mothers are not always those who ... Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

User Review  - NicNacNoodle - Goodreads

Ok, so this one was not as I had expected and man, was it a hard read. So much so, that even after giving it several chances, I'm having to admit defeat and flag it after-all. Disappointing? Yes. I ... Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

User Review  - Christopher Gorton - Goodreads

I like Neal Stephenson, really, I do. I loved Snow Crash (the first Stephenson book I finished after making an attempt at book 1 of the Baroque Cycle), even the ending of Snow Crash did not bum me out ... Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

User Review  - Suzette - Goodreads

what!? this book is wild. it's one of the most original stories i've read. there geo-politics, nanotech and the most interesting family ever created. i love that a young girl is at the center of this ... Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

User Review  - Rebecca Edwards - Goodreads

Some rhetorical questions: Does anyone understand more than half of what the hell is going on at any given time in Stephenson's books? Does he intentionally scoff at the line between visionary ... Read full review

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