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Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)
by Neal Stephenson | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by Amsterdam2010 of Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on 4/15/2010
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by Amsterdam2010 from Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, April 15, 2010

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From the opening line of his breakthrough cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson plunges the reader into a not-too-distant future. It is a world where the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city-states, and the Internet--incarnate as the Metaverse--looks something like last year's hype would lead you to believe it should. Enter Hiro Protagonist--hacker, samurai swordsman, and pizza-delivery driver. When his best friend fries his brain on a new designer drug called Snow Crash and his beautiful, brainy ex-girlfriend asks for his help, what's a guy with a name like that to do? He rushes to the rescue. A breakneck-paced 21st-century novel, Snow Crash interweaves everything from Sumerian myth to visions of a postmodern civilization on the brink of collapse. Faster than the speed of television and a whole lot more fun, Snow Crash is the portrayal of a future that is bizarre enough to be plausible.

Donated by the American Book Center for the Bookcrossing Convention 2010. Thank you!

Journal Entry 2 by bigcurlyloz from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Picked up at the 2010 Official BookCrossing Convention in Amsterdam. It was wonderful to meet so many BookCrossers - I had a great time!

I've been wanting to read some Neal Stephenson for a while so was thrilled to see this and Anathem on the book buffet. Thank you! 

Journal Entry 3 by bigcurlyloz at Fordham, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 04, 2012

7 out of 10

This is the first Neal Stephenson book I've read and it did not disappoint. Inventive, exciting and confusing! I'm not sure I understood all the background theology, but the plot was fast paced and exciting enough for it not to matter. 

Journal Entry 4 by bigcurlyloz at Intu Derby in Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 27, 2013

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