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 - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
Sez Alec: "This is the most important book that most people are too lazy to read of all time. It is simultaneously a joyous celebration of language, an amazing intellectual joyride, and perhaps the best treatise on the purpose of existence I have ever read. " Well then! review to follow Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CurrerBell - LibraryThing
I managed to struggle through this to the end and so I give it 1* (not the ½* that I would have given it if I'd simply tossed it). This is nothing more than a fairly standard space opera with a lot of metaphysical claptrap thrown in to stretch it out to nearly 900 pages. 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