Snow Crash: A Novel
One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels • A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you’ll recognize it immediately
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 cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.
In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in 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.
Praise for Snow Crash
“[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.”—William Gibson
“Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.”—The New York Times Book Review
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - phoenixcomet - LibraryThing
Hiro Protagonist teams up with 15 year old YT to gather information and disseminate across the Metaverse where people goggle in to escape the drudgery of their lives and the post deterioration of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wickenden - LibraryThing
My first experience with cyber-punk. I loved this book -- it's got sumerian religion, the tower of babel, magical language, strange japanese swordplay, the net before it existed and much more. Definately one of my all-time favorite books. Read full review
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