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 - RobertDay - LibraryThing
I've come a little late to the works of Neal Stephenson. This is the third novel of his that I've read; I enjoyed it immensely. We are in high cyberpunk territory; in the near future, the USA is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Shijuro - LibraryThing
Excellent story from a visionary cyberpunk author. This was one of my first ebooks and I sat my Second Life avatar inside a virtual recreation of the Black Sun nighclub while I was reading it. It felt ... Read full review
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