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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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Learn perhaps more than you might want to know about WW2 and codebreaking. Some wonderfully written scenes, and also some characters with a wonderfully dry sense of humor. One of my favorite segments ... Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

The dual story, going back and forth between current day and WWII, was ok, but not very engaging. Made it to about page 200, 25%. 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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