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A reread. I'd forgotten how wonderful this book -- originally conceived as a graphic novel, and still crammed with propulsive action and incredible images -- is. Stephenson's vision of a fully-franchised future outdoes David Foster Wallace's brand-fest Infinite Jest, and his marriage of Sumerian mythology and deep-structure linguistics to a presciently visionary cyber-future (he popularized the term 'avatar' for personal online representations) makes for an intellectual and literary tour de force. Shouldn't have surprised me given how much I love (and have frequently reread) his later novels, but I'm happy to have revisited this one. 

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Il romanzo che, scritto nel 1992, ha anticipato Second Life creata ne 2003. Dalla scheda del sito della bur:
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In un'America futuribile, dove l'economia capitalistica saltata e il governo ha
demandato a privati i suoi poteri, "Snow crash" un virus informatico capace d'intaccare anche il cervello degli hacker. Uno di questi Hiro Protagonist, che anche spadaccino ed ex fattorino-lampo di pizze. Oltre a Hiro, indagano sul virus la sua ragazza, un bizzarro reverendo, un bibliotecario, un capo mercenario, un capomafia... Ma il vero protagonista il Metaverso, rete mondiale in fibra ottica attraverso la quale la diffusione del virus sar rapidissima. Il XXI secolo nella fantasia bizzarra, ma anche profetica, di un tecno-giallo dell'informazione.
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User Review  - LOL_BOOKS - Goodreads

MEME, REC RECS FOR GOOD SUMMER READS. I REREAD SNOWCRASH RECENTLY AND I STILL LOVE IT. IT'S LOLZY AND FUN AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WADE THROUGH PAGES OF STEPHENSON'S RESEARCH. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Gideon - Goodreads

I'm never going to finish this. The description has such promise, but the execution left much to be desired. Read full review

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User Review  - J. Walker - Goodreads

It turns out I never finished SNOW CRASH the first time I tried to tackle it. Now, I'm starting over (bookmarked at p 204/Chapter 29), but not moving very fast (currently haven't even made it to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tadiana ♕Part-Time Dictator♕ - Goodreads

Not gonna happen for me. Read full review

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User Review  - Rebekah - Goodreads

Read philosophy, skimmed story. Read full review

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User Review  - Edward Tse - Goodreads

Read this book because of it's reference by VR heavyweights including John Carmack, Palmer Luckey, Michael Abrash Snow crash explored the notion that language and religion spread like computer viruses ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bryon Howard - Goodreads

Have had this on the book shelf for a few years. Tried starting it at least once. Read full review

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User Review  - Herman Gigglethorpe - Goodreads

I only got a third of the way through before giving up thanks to boredom. How could a novel that starts off with a character named Hiro Protagonist on a botched pizza delivery for the Mafia be so bad ... Read full review


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