Saturday, May 12, 2012

[books] Reamde

ReamdeReamde by Neal Stephenson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Better than Anathem worse than Snow Crash. Fast read and a lot of fun. Much more like Snow Crash than any other recent Stephenson book - almost like his comeback novel. This is a fast paced adventure through a bunch of countries - mixing in computers, security, terrorisms, guns and what have you. I have always loved Stephenson's detail - his computer environments, his knowledge of how computer security actually works - all quite legitimate. This adds a sense of believability to his books that I really enjoy. If you like vintage Stephenson (ie not the Baroque Cycle stuff), you'll like this.

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