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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

I read this a long time ago - and didn't remember much of the plot. I think I didn't quite understand when I first read it. Luckily, I gave it a second shot - and found it a lot more interesting. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - behemothing - LibraryThing

This might make the book sound stodgier than it is, but my favorite part was Stephenson's take on how "cultures" might be defined and develop on a post-scarcity earth -- particularly the role of ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

We start with a lost waif, but soon we are talking about great cosmic causes and the interweaving of Nanotech with the binary information theory. Good characters and Stephenson's brisk pace make for a good read. Read full review

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User Review  - ehousewright - LibraryThing

Stephenson is amazing-- how does he do it? Bogged down a bit in the middle, sometimes the primer sequences were too long, but the last 50 pages ended everything beautifully. Loved this: ".. the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shirezu - LibraryThing

I've now had a few days to think about this and I'm unsure whether I should leave the rating as is or should I drop it back to two stars. This was a good book that kept me speeding through wanting to ... Read full review

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Initially confusing, its a great read with a cheerful end.

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Great idea, decent execution. I disagree with some reviewers that the second part is bad, he had to escalate his idea, otherwise it would be just spooling off technology
descriptions. I like that the technology provides the backdrop for a profoundly human issue: it needs love to raise a child. 

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Another excellent Neal Stephenson book let down by a weak ending. Full of great ideas and Stephenson's immediate style.

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Revolution through education! Read full review

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User Review  - chriszodrow - LibraryThing

Imagination is alive and well, and Stephenson seems to be it's current literary keeper. Amazing stuff. Read full review


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