Cryptonomicon

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Random House, May 31, 2012 - Fiction - 928 pages
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A gripping and page-turning thriller that explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century. From the author of the three-volume historical epic 'The Baroque Cycle' and Seveneves.

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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-Info-dump -Somewhat racist -Even more misogynistic -If about 500 pages of this was edited out, it could have been a pretty enjoyable read. If you are a slightly bigoted white male nerd with lots of time on your hands, this is the book for you. Read full review

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So long. Really good. Doesn't really follow the usual plot structure, as far as inciting incident, or an overall 'long promise' for the story lines, but it keeps you interested the whole time. Stephenson always finds a way to just dump information on you and keep you wanting more. 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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