Cryptonomicon

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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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His prose and humor are great. - LibraryThing
The writing was so lazy at times, I was amazed. - LibraryThing
It is engaging and could be called a page turner. - LibraryThing
Top Shelf though with a weak ending. - LibraryThing
Loses a half star for the ending - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Pauline - Goodreads

I have been reading this book for SIX YEARS. And I'm very glad that I stuck with it, because it was definitely worth it. Starting as 4 disparate story lines, they converge in an "oh, shit" kind of ... Read full review

Review: Cryptonomicon (Cryptonomicon #1)

User Review  - Cerisaye - Goodreads

I read Stephenson's Baroque Cycle before tackling this book so I knew what to expect from his digressive and rambling writing style; I like it but can understand why a lot of readers don't. I listened ... 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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