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  • Published: New York : Bantam Books, 1992.
  • Year Published: 1992
  • Description: 440 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 970

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0553380958 :
  • 0553562614 (pbk.) :
  • 0553351923 (pbk.) :

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Snow crash

by Stephenson, Neal.

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Call number: Science Fiction

Available Copies: Malletts Adult

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Science fiction.

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Fantastic book, if it is your subject matter

Published shortly before the Internet boom, this book is a hopeful but realistic look at the future of humanity, ecology, religion, computers and business.

None of these really interest me as simple subject matter to base a book on, but this book covers all of these topics in such a wonderful way.

Characters maintain their personalities throughout the book, but Stephenson has a brilliant way of making you change your mind about them without changing the characters personality, making them more realistic and relatable.

The humor is subtle in most parts, which doesn't make the author seem like he's trying too hard and the writing is fantastic.

The only drawbacks were located in the middle of the book, where an entire background on almost every religion imaginable was introduced, making it seem like a thesis in religious studies rather than a novel, but it does raise some interesting alternative views, and all in all is related to the story and it's characters even though I found my mind straying through many of these parts and had to re-read them.

Overall, a great book I'd highly recommend for anyone who reads.

Brilliant cyberpunk

Snow Crash is the pinnacle of cyberpunk, a genre of sci-fi that's both high tech and gritty. In this book, our Hero- aptly named Hiro Protagonist- takes on a new drug called Snow Crash in a virtual world that's attacking peoples avatars in a MMORPG... and their brains in real life.

This book is unique and dramatic, fresh and exciting, thrilling and... oh you get the idea. It's bloody brilliant.

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