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 - 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
Review: CryptonomiconUser 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