Dave Jones's Reviews > Snow Crash

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
4375479
's review
Dec 31, 11

bookshelves: fiction, sci-fi-fantasy
Read from October 08 to December 30, 2011

After reading William Gibson's Neuromancer, I was ready to say "Adios" to the so-called "cyberpunk" genre. However, I was intrigued by the description of this book whose main character, Hiro Protagonist (really!); is a hacker, samurai, and pizza delivery dude who works for the mafia.

Stephenson's satire is brilliant! I was laughing out loud at various points of the story. Once I read the very first pages, I was hooked! Throughout the story I kept asking myself "Where is he going with this? "

"Snow Crash" refers to a virus, a religion, and a language that is utilized by a Reverend with ambitions to take over the world. This bad guy is like the relatively less-ambitious antagonist bad-guy of Tomorrow Never Dies.

Alas, the plot could not keep up with its brilliant beginning. If I could've given it 4.5 stars, I would.
1 like · Likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Snow Crash.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

12/09/2011 page 6
1.0%
show 10 hidden updates…

No comments have been added yet.