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Zodiac: The Eco-Thriller
by Neal Stephenson | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by mellion108 of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on 6/27/2003
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by brewski): travelling


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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Friday, June 27, 2003

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This sounds really interesting! I keep finding these great books at cheap prices. *sigh* I know I'll never get to the top of that TBR mountain--never! I might try to read this one, but feel free to ask for it if you want since it would probably take me a long time to read it.

From the back cover:
In his critically acclaimed Snow Crash and The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson created wild visions of the distant future. But in Zodiac, he takes us to his strangest landscape yet--right here, right now...

Two centuries after the Boston Tea Party, harbor dumping is still a favorite local sport, only this time it's major corporations piping toxic wastes into the water. Environmentalist and professional pain in the ass Sangamon Taylor is Boston's modern-day Paul Revere, spreading the word from a 40-horsepower Zodiac raft. Embarrassing powerful corporations in highly telegenic ways is the perfect method of making enemies, and Taylor has a collection that would do any rabble-rouser proud.

After his latest exploit, he's wanted by the FBI, possibly by the Mafia, and definitely by a group of Satanist angel-dust heads who think he's looking for a PCP factory, not PCB contamination. Pretty soon dodging bullets is the least of Taylor's problems--because somewhere out there are an unhinged genetic engineer and a lab-concocted bacterium that could destroy all ocean life...and that's just for appetizers.

Frightening, funny, fast, and furious, Zodiac is thrilling speculative fiction torn straight from today's headlines. 


Journal Entry 2 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Friday, July 21, 2006

7 out of 10

Great one-liners. Interesting characters. Scary-as-hell and all-too-real ecological situations.

I enjoyed the book. It's a neat little mix of detective, science fiction, thriller, screwball comedy, and morality tale. I did, however, get a bit tired reading the word "mediapathic," and there are a surprising number of typos throughout the book, which really pulled me away from the story. Yet, I found S.T. to be quite compelling (probably not someone I'd be able to tolerate in real life, but that's one of the great things about fiction).

Because I love that dirty water
Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)... 


Journal Entry 3 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Friday, July 21, 2006

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Mailing this today to caligula03. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 4 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Friday, August 11, 2006

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Book is here. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 5 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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Reserved for brewski. 


Journal Entry 6 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Friday, December 12, 2008

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Currently reading. 


Journal Entry 7 by caligula03 at brewski in n/a, n/a -- Controlled Releases on Friday, December 12, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (12/16/2008 UTC) at brewski in n/a, n/a -- Controlled Releases

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Mailing to brewski. 


Journal Entry 8 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Oopsie, I received this last week, but it got tossed in a big bagful of mail that I just got to looking through. Anyhow, it is here safe and sound, thanks caligula03. 


Journal Entry 9 by brewski at Markham, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 13, 2012

8 out of 10

Cool, I managed to finish reading this during my Aug 2012 trip to visit my parents. I really enjoyed this book as so much of it felt plausible. It was downright scary actually to think about how much gunk is pouring into our waterways... 


Journal Entry 10 by brewski at Alcatel-Lucent Building - Markham in Markham, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Released 4 yrs ago (8/14/2012 UTC) at Alcatel-Lucent Building - Markham in Markham, Ontario Canada

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In the first floor lounge.

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