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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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Learn perhaps more than you might want to know about WW2 and codebreaking. Some wonderfully written scenes, and also some characters with a wonderfully dry sense of humor. One of my favorite segments ... Read full review

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User Review  - jwood652 - LibraryThing

Mixing two stories about cryptology. a World War II intrigue about breaking the communication codes of the Axis powers and modern day encryption of computer datafiles. Many of the modern day ... Read full review

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

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

The dual story, going back and forth between current day and WWII, was ok, but not very engaging. Made it to about page 200, 25%. Read full review

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