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by Neal Stephenson
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 4 years ago
The author explains the math, the context, and the reality of breaking encryption schema and concentrates on the breaking of the Enigma code with its various players and the moving parts of WW II and relates that to a modern plan for finding a secret cache of gold in the Philippines.The author even ...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it 4 years ago
So, I've consumed 3,000+ pages of Mr. Stephenson this year [I read 'Quicksilver' in early 2014 otherwise add another K], and there is no doubt the man spin a tale. While I (and most others) call the Baroque Cycle ['Quicksilver', 'The Confusion' and 'The System of the World'] historical novels, 'Cr...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
2015 reread: In World War II, Bobby Shaftoe is a Marine, and Lawrence Waterhouse is a cryptographer. In the present, Randy Waterhouse is part of a tech start-up in the Phillipines. How are the two threads linked, other than by the mysterious Enoch Root?Okay, so this kitten squisher is a lot more com...
Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it 5 years ago
A couple of days I ago I commented on a post here and referenced this book therein. I got to thinking about what I had said, and I've decided Cryptonomicon deserves a review. I generally don't review books I've read way back before I joined this site (in this case it was three or 4 years ago that I ...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 6 years ago
Cryptonomicon is one of those plotty books, where things happen and then other things happen, which isn't really a knock: some of the best books ever are plotty. Lookin' at you, [b:The Count of Monte Cristo.|7126|The Count of Monte Cristo|Alexandre Dumas|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 6 years ago
This book took me over a month to read, with a couple of short books sandwiched in between. It is not a good sign for me when I need to take two breaks to finish a book. However, this is not a book that I can dismiss regardless of whether I like it. I have several friends who love Cryptonomicon to b...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it 6 years ago
Holy cow, that book was long! Don't get me wrong...I don't mind long books at all. Dumas, Tolkien, King, Sanderson--seriously, the longer the better. It's just that Cryptonomicon FELT longer than any other, although it's actually shorter. Not even a full 1000 pages. Why did it feel so long? Beca...
DanAllosso
DanAllosso rated it 6 years ago
Lots of cool ideas, mixed with throwaway stuff about Cap'n Crunch and masturbation.
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it 6 years ago
Even if you aren't a geek, if you have any interest in treasure hunting type stories or WWII based historical fiction this would be a good novel to pick up.
Bills Books
Bills Books rated it 6 years ago
Even if you aren't a geek, if you have any interest in treasure hunting type stories or WWII based historical fiction this would be a good novel to pick up.
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