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julius, October 13, 2008 (view all comments by julius)
I have always found that in the genre of science fiction, that what makes a good writer is the ability to see what we have before us and following these to various possible conclusions. What makes the writer great, is when some of these conclusions come true. It was thus with Arthur C. Clarke, and Isaac Asimov, so to with Neal Stephenson. Snow Crash introduces us to Hiro Protagonist and the "Street", a three dimensional virtual world that you plug into and interact in this world via an avatar. You can be anything in this world. Sound familiar? Sure we don't plug into our computers for full immersion participation, but anyone who has played World of Warcraft or socialized in Second Life can dig this! There is also the globe in Hiro's virtual office on the Street. Very like Google Earth. When I read this book, (my first by this author) in 2005, I checked the publication date and was surprised to see that the original publication date was 1992! Of course the story is very good and the characters are engaging as well. All in all a very exciting read!
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Susan Belhassen, September 27, 2008 (view all comments by Susan Belhassen)
One of my most favorite books -- and I greatly thank my friend Kris for turning me on to what has become one of my favorite authors.

Anyone else notice writing similarities between Neal Stephenson and Tad Williams (whose books I also very much enjoy)? Well, whatever. They both rock.

Snow Crash and the little Zodiac are my two favorite Stephenson novels (and I think I've read everything out in paperback).
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Arboreality, July 17, 2007 (view all comments by Arboreality)
Have to tell you a story ... I told my boss the theme of the book, and how I loved that the main character's name was "Hiro Protaganist", and he laughed and said he's never heard of Neal Stephenson. He poked fun at me for reading no-name "scifi" writers and said I was probably the only person in 20 blocks who even knew who Stephenson was. We were on our way to coffee, and when we walked in I turned to the people ahead of us in line and said "Have you heard of Neal Stephenson?", to which they responded "Of course! He's great! Have you read Snow Crash?". So there.

Also, the book is great. :)
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kittencupcake, July 17, 2007 (view all comments by kittencupcake)
Through satire and history you will find yourself lost in a land that is so surreal and yet so close. Cyberpunk, Sumerians and heavy-metal geekery with an IQ of 223. One of the most imaginative hard-core cyberpunk novels of our time.
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jabcracker1, December 5, 2006 (view all comments by jabcracker1)
It was a great book in many ways (the language ploy is not a new one... L.S. Vygotsky, Hess & Shipman, Luria etc. have looked at the role of inner language in thought and perception) ... but I was troubled by 15-year old YT's sexual encounter. Seems the age of such acceptance in popular literature is being pushed lower and lower. To me, THAT is the virus in this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553380958
Author:
Stephenson, Neal
Publisher:
Spectra Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
High tech
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Bantam Spectra Book
Series Volume:
#97-752
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.22x5.56x1.01 in. .81 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Snow Crash is one of my favorites. It's an epic cyber-punk tale that contains elements that are both fantastical and very realistic. The characters are richly imagined, even the villains. It is fast paced and well embellished, containing elements of Sumerian mythology and cryptology combined with very probable future tech and easily plausible events. As with all of Neal Stephenson's books, Snow Crash is dense, entertaining, and thought provoking.

"Review" by , "Stephenson has not stepped, he has vaulted onto the literary stage with this novel."
"Review" by , "A cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon's Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole."
"Review" by , "Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the 21st century."
"Review" by , "Brilliantly realized....Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow."
"Review" by , "Snow Crash takes on a whole slew of nasty contemporary trends and extrapolates them hilariously into a pessimistic and unlikely newar future....this is one book to chill out with this summer."
"Review" by , "Stylish noir extrapolation becomes gloriously witty social satire...savor Stephenson's delicious prose and cheerfully impudent wit. Cyberpunk isn't dead — it has just (belatedly) developed a sense of humor."
"Review" by , "A fantastic, slam-bang-overdrive, supersurrealistic, comic-spooky whirl through a tomorrow that is already happening. Neal Stephenson is intelligent, perceptive, hip and will become a major force in American writing."
"Synopsis" by , First arriving on the scene in 1992 to critical acclaim, this definitive novel of the information age weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between. Stephenson is author of the bestselling Cryptonomicon and The Diamond Age.
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