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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Review: CryptonomiconUser Review - Jen - Goodreads
OK, I really liked the passages with Lawrence Waterhouse. Having been a programmer for 15+ years, it was fun to see him break down everything into mathematical formulas. The modern-day stuff was less ... Read full review
Review: CryptonomiconUser Review - Dave - Goodreads
This book is just an epic. I can't believe how long it took me to get through. It's really dense and not a "light read" in any sense. It's a long book regardless, but because of the subject matter it ... Read full review