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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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Mar 31, 2008

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Read in March, 2008

This is one of the most bizarre books that I have ever read. I read it as part of the Goodreads Sci fi/Fantasy book club and am glad for the opportunity because I never would have picked it up on my own.

I discovered that this book is part of the Cyberpunk genre which is a bit like being sucked into a mind warp. Technology is like its own character in the book--especially with the ever present metaverse (which I find a little daunting). The dystopian future society's priorities are heavy on technology and low on human interaction. But, it is the humanity of the characters--the sardonic Hiro and the spunky Y.T.--that keep the story compelling. And even though the characters profess to be out for their own gain and disinterested in the harsh world that they constantly try to escape using technology, they end up in a struggle of good verses evil.

Like I said, a bizarre book, but a cool story.

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