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User Review  - zjordi - LibraryThing

Nice story, very well explained (although the next-future subject tends to boggle your mind) and compelling narrative. Interesting characters and lots of funny action that doesn't leave you indifferent. I look forward to more stories in the same universe. Read full review

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User Review  - hskey - LibraryThing

Started out absolutely loving it; the pizza delivery scene was outrageous, hysterical and was a fantastic introduction to the world. Really impressive Stephenson predicted a lot about how we would ... Read full review

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User Review  - mariannem85 - LibraryThing

I really don't get the appeal of this one. If it had been the first Stephenson book I'd read, then I doubt I would have ever given myself the chance to truly enjoy his other work. Read full review

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User Review  - R.E.Stearns - LibraryThing

This may be the best science fiction book I have ever read. I think I like it better than the Orson Scott Card's Ender series. It's everything I wish my own fiction could be: Genius, hilarious, thought-provoking, and violent. A must read for techies and cyberpunk enthusiasts. Read full review

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User Review  - drardavis - LibraryThing

Snow Crash is a Frankenstein monster, a hybrid of a techno-thriller-action movie and a neuro-linguistic-philosophical lecture. The combination is not well mixed. But both parts are fascinating, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - majkia - LibraryThing

Cyberpunk, dated but still interesting. My main complaint was way too much exposition especially in the second half. But NS can certainly create an intriguing world and likes a lot of action. Read full review

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User Review  - jimgysin - LibraryThing

A re-read of a pre-Goodreads favorite of mine from the cybergeek front, this one might have been even more enjoyable the second time around. A terrific lead named Hiro Protagonist, his sidekick YT ... Read full review

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User Review  - SusanKrzywicki - LibraryThing

Fortunately, very little of this dystopian sic-fi has come to pass. It is mildly entertaining in its gross humor and nihilistic approach, but I couldn't get through it. Too much ideating and not enough human interaction for my tastes. Read full review

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

The story occurs in the near future (published 1992) set in the 21st Century. It occurs in Los Angeles but that is no longer the United States. Private organizations are running it. There is the urban ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

I would give this 5+ stars for the creative vision of a future world with filled with interesting devices and modes of transportation (I definitely want one of those skate boards!), along with a ... Read full review

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