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Anathem - Neal Stephenson
Anathem
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Erasmas, 'Raz', is a young avout living in the Concent, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers. Three times during history's darkest epochs, violence has invaded and devastated the cloistered community. Yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of... show more
Erasmas, 'Raz', is a young avout living in the Concent, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers. Three times during history's darkest epochs, violence has invaded and devastated the cloistered community. Yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of catastrophe.But they now prepare to open the Concent's gates to the outside world, in celebration of a once-a-decade rite. Suddenly, Erasmas finds himself a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world - as he sets out on an extraordinary odyssey that will carry him to the most dangerous, inhospitable corners of the planet...and beyond.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B0040QE3A8
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Pages no: 1010
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Stephenson's Anathem
This is a funny book to reviewwith lots of good and bad things about it. First the bad: The entire first half of the book is in many ways redundant and can be gotten rid of. That's a really big problem. The last 100 pages are written very well and fast, but the book very slowly reaches that pace...
Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it
3.5 Anathem
Usually when I review a book I spend most of the reading time thinking about how I'm going to review it. Anathem was a little different, I feel like there are alot of things to say and none of them have come together to form a cohesive review in my mind, so I'm gonna start at the beginning and try t...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
2.5 It's anathem to me
Unfortunately, Anathem is yet another of those critically-acclaimed award-winners that just didn’t work for me. The story takes place in an alternate world with striking similarities to our own. It follows the life of Erasmas, an unsubtly-named member of the Discipline, a secular order that basicall...
kennethjmcginnis
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0.0 Anathem
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3.0 Anathem
ugh... can't bring myself to bring out the fourth star. stephenson is stretching more and more out as he gets older. now I admit i started diamond age at 3 and had to concede, finally, a solid 4, but I'm pretty sure i won't be making the same jump... it's all the fantastic ideas and thought just rea...
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