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Snow Crash

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

best. book. ever.

"Snow Crash" rocks. What else can you say about a book published in 1992 featuring a heroic protagonist named Hiro Protagonist that incorporated pizza delivery franchises, ninjas, punk rock, linguistics, skateboarding, avatars, mafiosi, glass knives, and gated communit...
"Snow Crash" rocks. What else can you say about a book published in 1992 featuring a heroic protagonist named Hiro Protagonist that incorporated pizza delivery franchises, ninjas, punk rock, linguistics, skateboarding, avatars, mafiosi, glass knives, and gated communities ... and managed to be prescient and coherent without being absurd? I've read thousands of books, and have never found one more engaging than this.

posted by Professor_Crash on November 30, 2008

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Mixed Feelings but definitely worth a read

I had no idea what this book was about before picking it up. It was on a list of top books to read in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category and it was next up for me to read. The writing style is definitely Neal Stephenson but it seemed more disjointed than his normal book. It to...
I had no idea what this book was about before picking it up. It was on a list of top books to read in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category and it was next up for me to read. The writing style is definitely Neal Stephenson but it seemed more disjointed than his normal book. It took me until about a quarter of the way into the book to really feel like I understand even a small portion of it. Once I did figure out what was going on it was a pretty good read. Previously I have read Cryptonomicon from this author and very much enjoyed it. I would say over all to give it a try and hang in there if you not to sure about it. It turns out pretty well.

posted by 3921320 on October 12, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    not ready for prime time

    Interesting idea, but gaps in the story development end up requiring explanatory monologues.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    I was rather disappointed.

    I've been told about this book so many times that I was quite excited to start it. Well, the title says it all for me, though I do think this book could be quite enjoyable for others. I haven't even finished it, cause I realized that I've actually been avoiding my reading time to avoid this book. PROS - The plot is incredibly original, and incorporates many historical events in some rather unique ways. You can tell the author did his homework here. The worldbuilding is quite funny, with it's own ironic perspective on how America could or could have turned out. CONS - I just couldn't get into it. For me, it's mostly that this is a plot-driven rather than a character-driven novel. If that doesn't bother you, then I would definitely recommend it, as the plot is quite complex!

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