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Publisher Comments:

The New York Times Book Review called Neal Stephenson's most recent novel "electrifying" and "hilarious".  but if you want to know Stephenson was doing twenty years before he wrote the epic Cryptonomicon, it's back-to-school time. Back to The Big U, that is, a hilarious send-up of American college life starring after years our of print, The Big U is required reading for anyone interested in the early work of this singular writer.

Synopsis:

Stephenson's first novel is now back in print. With a plot that meanders through academic catch-22s; massive, sonic stereo wars; neon-worshiping cults; and a campus-wide civil war, this scathing send-up of American college life presages the rise and fall of one of the most imaginative novelists writing today.

About the Author

Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem, and the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World), as well as Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380816033
Author:
Stephenson, Neal
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
Stephenson, Neal
Author:
by Neal Stephenson
Location:
New York
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
College stories.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
8.
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.40x.77 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Stephenson's first novel is now back in print. With a plot that meanders through academic catch-22s; massive, sonic stereo wars; neon-worshiping cults; and a campus-wide civil war, this scathing send-up of American college life presages the rise and fall of one of the most imaginative novelists writing today.
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