Cryptonomicon

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Random House, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 928 pages
1872 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
The WWII part is hard to read. - Goodreads
Awesome characterisation. - Goodreads
Irreverent, funny, thought provoking, and educational. - Goodreads

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User 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

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User 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

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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