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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Stephenson's dark brand of dark humor and detailed vision of the future is enthralling, but lacked any sense of real closure for me. Not as engaging or focused as _Snow Crash_ or _Cryptonomicon_. Read full review

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User Review  - ohernaes - LibraryThing

Largely entertaining, but I completely lost the thread among all the subplots. The most interesting theme for me was how artificial intelligence could help to educate kids by giving them appropriate challenges and lessons. Read full review

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User Review  - ub1707 - LibraryThing

I read this as a teen and can't remember much other that it was "okay" and "not like Snowcrash." Reminding myself by reading other reviews I think I keep that opinion that it was a decent read, but nothing special. Read full review

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User Review  - anissaannalise - LibraryThing

Actually a 3.5. If you're looking for a vividly crafted world, this is the story for you. If you're looking for characters you can connect with, that will stay with you for a long time, this isn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - aliceunderskies - LibraryThing

Not Neal Stephenson's best, not even close. There were too many characters that I didn't care about, and I found myself really longing to skip huge sections--which is against my rules--just so I could ... Read full review

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User Review  - raschneid - LibraryThing

This was really good, but I didn't fall in love. Because it was too dense and worldbuild-y early on? Because I didn't really believe in the neo-Victorian revival? Because the scope is too broad for us ... Read full review

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

Generally I enjoyed this, although sometimes Stephenson got so carried away with the cleverness of his world's technology that I found myself skimming sections of how things actually worked. I think ... Read full review

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Prefer _Cryptonomicon_ and _Snow Crash_ to this book - mostly because it seemed to lack the focus the other two books had. Also, the ending was not very satisfying.

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User Review  - Ian.Welke - LibraryThing

Better idea than the execution. Read full review

Review: The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

User Review  - Winston - Goodreads

Some parts were fantastic, some parts were dull. Took about 100 pages for me to start getting into it. Good enough that I want to check out Stephenson's other work (and just more scifi in general) but not good enough that I'll ever read this again. Read full review

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