Cryptonomicon

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Random House, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 928 pages
1533 Reviews
Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that have shaped the past century. Weaving together the cracking of the Axis codes during WWII and the quest to establish a free South East Asian 'data haven' for digital information in the present, Cryptonomicon explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century in a gripping and page-turning thriller.

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Epic, well-researched writing. - Goodreads
The ending was lame ass. - Goodreads
Great characters, funny, well-crafted prose. - Goodreads
Irreverent, funny, thought provoking, and educational. - Goodreads
The WWII part is hard to read. - Goodreads
I love the way the two story lines are woven together. - Goodreads

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I enjoyed watching all the story lines come together Read full review

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User Review  - Will - Goodreads

I enjoyed the multi layered approach to trading character and era focus. This certainly had vivid and quirky vocabulary choices and got me to want to learn more about Alan Turing. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Neal Stephenson is the author of six novels and co-author (with Frederick George) of two more. He lives in Seattle.

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