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: Cryptonomicon (Cryptonomicon #1)User Review - Chris Jones - Goodreads
Although I'm sure it was cool at the time, it feels a bit dated. I did learn a lot about the inception of the internet. Stephenson's research is incredible. It is as much "historical novel" as it is cyber-fiction. Read full review
Review: Cryptonomicon (Cryptonomicon #1)User Review - James Tharpe - Goodreads
A lot of clever humor and an enjoyably punchy writing style, this book had me laughing out loud on a few occasions. Read full review