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Random House, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 928 pages
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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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User Review  - Vlt - Goodreads

This is the one that started it all for me - a renewed interest in cryptography, and a great love of stephenson's mind and his books... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Couldn't get beyond the first couple of chapters, total rubbish. 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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