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Reamde by Neal Stephenson
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Apr 29, 12

bookshelves: ripping-good-yarns

When I first began reading, I thought to myself, "Self, Stephenson has recently read Charles Stross' Halting State." However, what began as cybercrime in the massively multiplayer online role playing game space quickly switches venues to disorganized crime, and then international terrorism with a body count into the triple digits. The book is long (Stephenson is nothing if not wordy), and I spent the last 400 pages wondering just how he was going to get all his characters in the same place at the same time for the thrilling climax. He does not disappoint in either creative logistics nor thrills. Not quite as well written as Cryptonomicon, I thought, but not as intimidatingly cerebral as Anathem or as obsessive as The System of the World.
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