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CRYPTONOMICON

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Stephenson's prodigious new yarn (after The Diamond Age, 1995, etc.) whirls from WWII cryptography and top-secret bullion shipments to a present-day quest by computer whizzes to build a data haven amid corporate shark-infested waters, by way of multiple present-tense narratives overlaid with creeping paranoia. In 1942, phenomenally talented cryptanalyst Lawrence Waterhouse is plucked from the ... Read full review

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Have read this book so many times I wore out my copy.

Review: Cryptonomicon

User Review  - Goodreads

-Info-dump -Somewhat racist -Even more misogynistic -If about 500 pages of this was edited out, it could have been a pretty enjoyable read. If you are a slightly bigoted white male nerd with lots of time on your hands, this is the book for you. Read full review

Review: Cryptonomicon

User Review  - Goodreads

So long. Really good. Doesn't really follow the usual plot structure, as far as inciting incident, or an overall 'long promise' for the story lines, but it keeps you interested the whole time. Stephenson always finds a way to just dump information on you and keep you wanting more. Read full review

Review: Cryptonomicon

User Review  - Goodreads

This book is amazing and I feel like a bad geek for waiting 15 years to read this. The only other novel I have read by Stevenson is Snowcrash. This is a very different book and is awesome in different ways. I will start pushing more Neal Stevenson novels in my fiction list. Read full review

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All reviews - 1999
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All reviews - 1999

All reviews - 1999
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