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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Review: AnathemUser Review - Kerry - Goodreads
I was giddy reading this book. It was amazing. I love Neal Stephenson SO HARD. I will say what I say about every Stephenson book that I've read, which is that he has a talent for creating incredibly ... Read full review
Review: AnathemUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
After digesting Stephenson's latest 937 page tome, my response basically boils down to "Meh." Ok, maybe not, "Meh." exactly. Maybe more like, "Hmmm." I wish I could say something more elegant about it ... 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