The Big U
The New York Times Book Review called Neal Stephenson's most recent novel "electrifying" and "hilarious". but if you want to know Stephenson was doing twenty years before he wrote the epic Cryptonomicon, it's back-to-school time. Back to The Big U, that is, a hilarious send-up of American college life starring after years our of print, The Big U is required reading for anyone interested in the early work of this singular writer.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bensdad00 - LibraryThing
Perhaps it is to much a product of another time but the jarring shifts of storyline between characters and the frequent jumps in time with no backfilling of the story made this book a chore to read. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing
Stephenson's first published work is a bit uneven - the first half is an amusing satire of big campus life, and the second half pulls out all the stops, with an all-out war erupting, complete with ... Read full review