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Reamde - Neal Stephenson
Reamde
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Neal Stephenson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Anathem, returns to the terrain of his groundbreaking novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Cryptonomicon to deliver a high-intensity, high-stakes, action-packed adventure thriller in which a tech entrepreneur gets caught in the very... show more
Neal Stephenson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Anathem, returns to the terrain of his groundbreaking novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Cryptonomicon to deliver a high-intensity, high-stakes, action-packed adventure thriller in which a tech entrepreneur gets caught in the very real crossfire of his own online war game. In 1972, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, fled to the mountains of British Columbia to avoid the draft. A skilled hunting guide, he eventually amassed a fortune by smuggling marijuana across the border between Canada and Idaho. As the years passed, Richard went straight and returned to the States after the U.S. government granted amnesty to draft dodgers. He parlayed his wealth into an empire and developed a remote resort in which he lives. He also created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game with millions of fans around the world. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe—and Richard is at ground zero. Racing around the globe from the Pacific Northwest to China to the wilds of northern Idaho and points in between, Reamde is a swift-paced thriller that traverses worlds virtual and real. Filled with unexpected twists and turns in which unforgettable villains and unlikely heroes face off in a battle for survival, it is a brilliant refraction of the twenty-first century, from the global war on terror to social media, computer hackers to mobsters, entrepreneurs to religious fundamentalists. Above all, Reamde is an enthralling human story—an entertaining and epic page-turner from the extraordinary Neal Stephenson.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061977961 (0061977969)
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 1044
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Reamde - Neal Stephenson 
Gold farming in MMPORG, and game building, veterans and draft-dodgers, a British writer of fantasy with exquisitely hand-crafted languages and cultures and also an American fantasist of the most prolific stripe, Seattle hipsters and Iowan wind farmers, private jets and slow boats from China: everyth...
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews rated it
3.0 Reamde - 4 good novels doesn't necessarily make 1 great novel
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 3boobs: 1bombs: 4bondage: 1blasphemy: 1Stars: 3Bechdel Test: PASSDeggan's Rule: PASSGay Bechdel Test: FAIL Please note: I don't review to provide synopses, I review to share a purely visceral reaction to books and perhaps answer some of the questions I ask when I'm contempl...
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher rated it
0.0 Reamde
After over 200 pages I was still not into it. He's trying to make what is happening much more interesting than it is and it's not working. Doesn't matter how you try to pimp it out to the reader the fact remains that there's someone holding data hostage for $73 and I could not care less.
Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
4.0 "Reamde" by Neal Stephenson - Long, enjoyable read - "Snow Crash" all grown up
"Reamde" is more than 34 hours long and I still regretted reaching the end. Malcolm Hillgartner delivers a masterful performance that kept me engaged thro ughout. The opening chapter of REAMDE reads like something from John Irving or Richard Russo. It establishes Richard Forthrast, online war game...
TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
3.0 Reamde: A Novel
This was a thriller with almost no real sci-fi component (not that there's anything wrong with that). That said, I didn't love this book; the narrative was epic in scope, but not quite coherent enough to get me to believe it. Still, it's a fun read -- if you're a fan of Stephenson's writing style, w...
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