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SNOW CRASH

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

After terminally cute campus high-jinks (The Big U) and a smug but attention-grabbing eco-thriller (Zodiac), Stephenson leaps into near-future Gibsonian cyberpunk—with predictably mixed results. The familiar-sounding backdrop: The US government has been sold off; businesses are divided up into autonomous franchises ("franchulates") visited by kids from the heavily protected independent ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

Cyberpunk was a new genre to me. I'd definitely read more of it and have already bought another of Neal Stephenson's books (Anathem). With all the fabricated terminology I sometimes found it hard to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jay Cochrane - Goodreads

Top notch ideas beautifully expressed. Surprising cover to cover. Read full review

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User Review  - Greyson Lewis - Goodreads

Adrenaline-inducing at times, the universe Stephenson creates feels more kitschy than clever. Read full review

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User Review  - Rachael privett - Goodreads

I got roughly 200 pages from the end, but I just can't. I tried, but I can't force myself to enjoy it. more detailed write up to come. normally I read a book all the way through. this is the first ... Read full review

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User Review  - Austin - Goodreads

This book is fun as hell, which is a criminally underrated quality in literature. It balances "90s cool" (hacking, skateboards, pizza delivery, giant swords, LA) and fascinating science/history ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben Keller - Goodreads

could have been great, SHOULD have been great. But it jumped the shark in dumb ways, the characters were hypocritical for seemingly no reason and the story was saved, seemingly from no where for no ... Read full review

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User Review  - Starfish Prime - Goodreads

Fun to read, imaginative universe, interesting themes, but it falls short when it comes to the linguistics. While I think the idea that (view spoiler)[ the Sumerian Language is the "BIOS of the brain" (hide spoiler)] Read full review

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User Review  - Tom O - Goodreads

Surprisingly fun. In the middle there is a huge tedious immersion-breaking exposition dump that is essentially just the author copy-pasting his 'historical (im)plausibility' research to show how clever he is but the book picks up again after it so don't let that stop you. Read full review

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User Review  - Dominic Tiberio - Goodreads

Never have I worked so hard to finish a book. In my case, about 6 years. I have started and abandoned Snow Crash no less than 4 times but was determined to finally make one last attempt. I wish I hadn ... Read full review

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