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User Review  - wifilibrarian - LibraryThing

A classic of science fiction and cyber punk, this is the first Neal Stepenson I've read. It had some impressively prescient ideas for when it was published in the early 90s, but I'm not sure when this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maryk205 - LibraryThing

While the concept of this book has potential, I feel as if the story never developed beyond the "this is a great idea" stage. The book takes place in a post-apocalyptic America ruled by corporations ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

This seminal cyberpunk novel didn't work for me. There were parts I enjoyed a great deal, but it felt overlong and then had one of those nonendings that make me hiss with pique. Read full review

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User Review  - knownever - LibraryThing

Typical cyber punk. If you've read all the heavy-hitters are are desperate for more you could do worse. There's a computer construct/virtual reality/internet thing and some dystopian refugee camps ... Read full review

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User Review  - LaPhenix - LibraryThing

A very stylized piece, the first few chapters read as though they were written by the characters themselves, though in third person. The writing style seems to be intentionally jarring, making for an ... Read full review

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User Review  - deepakjois - LibraryThing

The last time I picked up Snow Crash a couple of years ago, I abandoned it after reading 2-3 pages. I was coming out of an overdose of Cryptomonicon, which I had abandoned halfway, after numerous ... Read full review

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User Review  - hannah.aviva - LibraryThing

This book had a few interesting parts. I liked the Rat Thing. But, why, oh why, did it have to take almost 500 pages to execute it? Did Stephenson refuse an editor? Did his editor like repetitive ... Read full review

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User Review  - AuntieAmerica - LibraryThing

I didn't really care for it. Setting aside the obvious problems with fifteen-year-old cyberpunk -- I mean, you can't blame a guy for predicting the future development of a new technological phenomenon ... Read full review

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User Review  - mcandre - LibraryThing

It's easy to tell this is Stephenson's first. At one point, a Japanese character named Sushi K is introduced. Read full review

Review: Snow Crash

User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

This novel was a disappointing mess. Most of its themes were done far better by authors like Heinlein and Gibson. It's hyped as a cyberpunk classic but really it's just Stephenson's way of elevating ... Read full review


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