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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Epic, well-researched writing. - Goodreads
The ending was lame ass. - Goodreads
Great characters, funny, well-crafted prose. - Goodreads
Awesome characterisation. - Goodreads
The WWII part is hard to read. - Goodreads
Irreverent, funny, thought provoking, and educational. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jack Yates - Goodreads

If you haven't read Neal Stephenson this is a really good novel to start with. It has great characters, great plot. Neal's books tend to be on the Long side, but this one is a real page turner. Read full review

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User Review  - Andy Mac - Goodreads

Holy cow, this book was long. I read it on the Kindle, so I'm not sure how long exactly, but took quite a while to get through! It also took quite a while to get /into/. Probably hundreds of pages ... 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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