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06/10/10

Snow Crash

Filed under: Books — Jared @ 10:04 am

I finally, after years of off-and-on bugging by Seamus, read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (ISBN:055308853X, Amazon Link). Started Saturday, finished it yesterday afternoon (Long weekend and all). Gotta say, very glad I finally read it, and kinda kicking myself for waiting so long. Very dark, lots of humor, and at least a bit insightful as to how our world may turn out years from now. If you haven’t read it, go get it out of the library now.

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13 Comments »

  1. What’s the over-all setting of the book. I really want you to sell me on reading it.

    Comment by Scott C. — 06/10/11 @ 11:18 am

  2. Heh, do I look like a salesman? Or a book reviwer for that matter?

    From Amazon:

    Editorial Reviews
    Amazon.com
    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.

    Comment by Jared — 06/10/11 @ 1:25 pm

  3. Alright tell me again what the book is about but this time do it in a sexy way.

    Comment by Scott C. — 06/10/12 @ 1:02 pm

  4. Heh, you’re not my daddy, you can’t touch me there!

    Comment by Jared — 06/10/12 @ 1:47 pm

  5. You people talking about Snow Crash? That book is insane. It’s about virtual reality, drugs, and a dude in a wheelchair strapped to a nuke*.

    You should read it.

    * it’s been awhile since I’ve read it, but that’s the way I remember it.

    Comment by Matt Spong — 06/10/13 @ 10:18 pm

  6. Yes, we’re talking about that Snow Crash, although it’s a guy in a motorcycle with a nuke in the sidecar ^_^

    Comment by Jared — 06/10/14 @ 9:14 am

  7. Oh right. Like I said, it’s been awhile since I read it.

    I should read it again, but my “stuff to read” pile is too big at the moment anyway.

    Comment by Matt Spong — 06/10/14 @ 11:47 am

  8. i just bought the book this weekend and will be reading it during my goof off time this week. I’ll let you know if it lives up to all this hype.

    Comment by Scott C. — 06/10/16 @ 9:09 am

  9. Heh, too bad I didn’t think of it while you were over at my place the other night – I have a copy you could have borrowed.

    Comment by Matt Spong — 06/10/16 @ 10:28 am

  10. That’s ok if it’s as good as you all keep saying then I don’t mind buying it.

    Comment by Scott C. — 06/10/16 @ 1:42 pm

  11. Well, my taste is questionable (at best), but as I posted I really liked it.

    Comment by Jared — 06/10/16 @ 2:45 pm

  12. Great Book, worth the read and then some.

    Comment by Scott C. — 06/11/3 @ 11:20 am

  13. Glad I could help, rather than lead you astray.

    Comment by Jared — 06/11/3 @ 1:33 pm


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