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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Review: CryptonomiconUser Review - Dennis - Goodreads
Oh I so wanted to rate this four stars, largely because of a particular description of a eating a bowl of Captain Crunch and a criminally lazy ending. Words that came to mind included bloated ... Read full review
Review: CryptonomiconUser Review - Kemper - Goodreads
One of the problems when reviewing Cryptonomicon is that you could easily end up writing a short novel just trying to summarize it. Here's my attempt to boil the story down to its essence. During ... Read full review