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Random House, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 928 pages
1433 Reviews

A gripping and page-turning thriller that explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century.

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.

He weaves 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.

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Epic, well-researched writing. - Goodreads
The ending was lame ass. - Goodreads
Great characters, funny, well-crafted prose. - Goodreads
I love the way the two story lines are woven together. - Goodreads
The WWII part is hard to read. - Goodreads
Enjoyable cyber-geekery, non-linear plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sunny Graham - Goodreads

I hated this book and only finished reading it in the hopes that the ending would be satisfying. Boy was I dissappointed. Read full review

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User Review  - Corrijean - Goodreads

Really good book. I found the descriptions of cryptography and computer geekery very compelling. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Neal Stephenson is the bestselling author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon; The Diamond Age; Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels; and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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