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Snow Crash - Community Reviews back

by Neal Stephenson, Patrick Arrasmith
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 12 months ago
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 4 years ago
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 years ago
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 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
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...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 5 years ago
Neal Stephenson's characters and I seem to share quite a few interests (some of which are, admittedly, not for everybody). Though Snow Crash seems to be Stephenson's most popular book, I wouldn't give it the kind of universal recommendation status merited by the likes of Zodiac. However, I think it ...
Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it 6 years ago
I first read Snowcrash years ago, as an ebook straight from a laptop screen. I generally don't like to read books from my laptop, but Snowcrash was an absolute joy at the time, and remains that way the second time around.Our character of choice is one Hiro Protagonist (yeah you get the joke, but sti...
In a network of lines that enlace
In a network of lines that enlace rated it 6 years ago
Snow Crash is one of the most intelligent plots I’ve ever come across. It reminded me of Ready Player One, a favourite of mine. It’s set in world where Reality and the Metaverse (virtual reality) are almost interchangeable; where a new drug distributed in the Metaverse reaches through your computer ...
nataliya
nataliya rated it 6 years ago
Disliking this book seemed quite impossible. After all, it had all the necessary ingredients: the pervasive air of nerdy geekiness (or, perhaps, geeky nerdiness), an unexpected take on linguistics, a kick-ass female character, a parallel (virtual) reality, a hefty helping of (admittedly, overexagger...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 6 years ago
This book is really difficult for me to rate and review. It felt so much like two distinct and separate books crammed into one. I loved one of those books. The other, not so much.First and foremost I have to start off by saying that this book probably has my favorite first chapter of any book. Perio...
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