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With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this cen
Could be shorter

The author sometimes gets lost in long descriptions that do not add much to the story, to me it looks like he wants to show that he is an erudite. The story is nice, but not as intricate as I expected.

Wrote 5/14/12
Been wanting to read Cryptonomicon for ages but the sheer bulk of the novel kept me away. I finally decided to give it a go this month, and it was a surprisingly good read. As several other review on Anobii have already pointed out, despite its reput...Continua
Ian Hodgson
Wrote 12/24/11
Well, this immense novel (some 900 pages) is many things - novel, cryptography primer, biography, history book, and doorstop. The plot covers two (related) timelines - the Pacific theatre in the second world war, and the same area in the modern day,...Continua
Wrote 6/30/10
"I've been doing all of the 2701 work to this point." "It's detachment 2702 now", Lawrence says. "Oh," Alan says, crestfallen. "You noticed." "It was reckless of you, Alan." "On the contrary!" Alan says. "What will Rudy think if he notices that, of a...Continua
Awfully longwinded, but also very funny and, this is Stephenson after all, very clever. Several plot lines, some set decades apart, are interwoven into a clever tapestry seemingly aimed at a nerdy audience, not unlike Stephenson's Snow Crash or his...Continua

Ashwin Nanjappa
Wrote Jan 01, 2009, 09:05
The sand at the surf line has been washed flat. A small child's footprints wander across it, splaying like gardenia blossoms on thin shafts. The sand looks like a geometric plane until a sheet of ocean grazes it. Then small imperfections are betrayed...Continua
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Ashwin Nanjappa
Wrote Jan 01, 2009, 09:03
The room contains a few dozen living human bodies, each one a big sack of guts and fluids so highly compressed that it will squirt for a few yards when pierced. Each one is built around an armature of 206 bones connected to each other by notoriously...Continua
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