"A cross between "Neuromancer" and Thomas Pynchon's "Vineland." This is no mere hyperbole." -- "San Francisco Bay Guardian."
"Fast-forwarded free-style mall mythology for the 21st Century." -- William Gibson.
Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison -- a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and "Snow Crash" is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cyber-sensibility to bring us the gigantic thriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Inc., but it the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. "Snow Crash" is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous... you'll recognize it immediately.
"Brilliantly realized... Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow." -- "The New York Times Book Review."
"Snow Crash takes on a whole slew of nasty contemporary trends and extrapolates them hilariously into a pessimistic and unlikely newar future... this is one book to chill out with this summer." -- "Mondo" 2000.
"Stylish noir extrapolation becomes gloriously witty social satire... savor Stephenson's delicious prose and cheerfully impudent wit. Cyberpunk isn't dead -- it has just (belatedly) developed a sense of humor." -- "Locus."
"A fantastic,slam-bang-overdrive, supersurrealistic, comic-spooky whirl through a tomorrow that is already happening. Neal Stephenson is intelligent, perceptive, hip and will become a major force in American writing." -- Timothy Leary.
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Review: Snow CrashUser Review - Socraticgadfly - Goodreads
I am giving this a VERY “split” review. On writing style and the surface level flow of the plot, it's worthy of five stars. As for how he develops his plot, specifically, fair chunks of the backbone ... Read full review
Review: Snow CrashUser Review - Angela Heslop - Goodreads
Not sure what I expected. But this did not stand up to Reamde which it was positively compared to. A bit dissapointed. Read full review