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Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash
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One of Time magazine's 100 all-time best English-language novels.Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality,... show more
One of Time magazine's 100 all-time best English-language novels.Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.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 the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous…you’ll recognize it immediately.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553380958 (0553380958)
ASIN: 553380958
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 470
Edition language: English
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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...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well 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. The books he named were the two most popular on Goodreads: Snow Crash and Crytonomicon.Flash forward to a used ...
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...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
4.0 Snow Crash
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 ...
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