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Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson, Patrick Arrasmith
Snow Crash
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From the opening line of his breakthrough cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson plunges the reader into a not-too-distant future. It is a world where the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city states, and the Internet--incarnate as... show more
From the opening line of his breakthrough cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson plunges the reader into a not-too-distant future. It is a world where the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city states, and the Internet--incarnate as the Metaverse--looks something like last year's hype would lead you to believe it should. Enter Hiro Protagonist--hacker, samurai swordsman and pizza-delivery driver. When his best friend fries his brain on a new designer drug called Snow Crash and his beautiful, brainy ex-girlfriend asks for his help, what's a guy with a name like that to do? He rushes to the rescue. A breakneck-paced 21st-century novel, Snow Crash interweaves everything from Sumerian myth to visions of a postmodern civilization on the brink of collapse. Faster than the speed of television and a whole lot more fun, Snow Crash is the portrayal of a future that is bizarre enough to be plausible. --Acton Lane
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596061576 (159606157X)
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 500
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Snow Crash / Neal Stephenson
In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for t...
CyberPops
CyberPops rated it
5.0 Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Neuromancer was the first cyberpunk novel I read, but my favourite is Snow Crash. It takes a humourous twist on a cpunk story that I found refreshing, right down to the main character of the story, Hiro Protagonist. Creative and whimsical, this is not a dark tale like most. He also creates some u...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 Snow Crash
A friend recommended Neal Stephenson to me with the caveat that I would want to start with one book and, if not avoid, treat the other without the rose-tinted lenses of hype that color it. Flash forward to a used bookstore two weeks later. Both books staring at me from the sf/fantasy shelves. I didn...
piratequeen
piratequeen rated it
2.0 Snow Crash
I can see why people love this book and why it's a genre classic, because it had some truly interesting ideas about culture, language, science, and religion, but ultimately the execution failed to compel me. I was frequently bored by the many infodumps and flat, dull characters. It also didn't age...
wifilibrarian
wifilibrarian rated it
2.0 Snow crash Neal Stephenson review
A classic of science fiction and cyber punk, this is the first Neal Stepenson I've read. It had some impressively prescient ideas for when it was published in the early 90s, but I'm not sure when this book was mean to be set. Someone reading this in 1995 would have found this even more fantastical t...
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