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Anathem by Neal Stephenson
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Oct 25, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: science-fiction
Read in October, 2008

I gave up over 500 pages into this book. It wasn't that I didn't like it, I just didn't like it enough to keep putting aside books I was more eager to read. The story progresses so slowly and I got really tired of being lectured on philosophy and mathematics. I like an intellectual challenge, but need to be amused throughout and this did not cut it. When I realized that I could easily live without knowing how things turn out, I gave up.
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Reading Progress

10/11 page 406
43.33% "Things finally started moving after about pg 300. I got distracted by a few other books but will get back to this soon."
10/14 page 539
57.52% "Need another break. Book is enjoyable but not exciting. He lectures A LOT, which is generally interesting but not engrossing."
02/27 marked as: read

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