For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change—and Erasmas will become a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the most inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond.
Anathem is the latest miraculous invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle—a work of astonishing scope, intelligence, and imagination.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - brleach - LibraryThing
There's some good stuff in this book, but you have to wade through many monotonous pages where nothing much happens in order to get to the good bits. In the end, I'm not sure that the plot itself nor ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - themulhern - LibraryThing
If you like Stephenson, you may think that this is his best yet. Of his really long works, it was, at the time of writing, the one that relied least on an already more or less established history. In ... Read full review
part 11 Advent
part 12 Requiem
part 13 Reconstitution
Cutting the Cake
Hemn Configuration Space
Complex Versus Simple Protism
part 9 Inbrase
part 10 Messal