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Anathem by Neal Stephenson
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Jul 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012
Read from July 24 to August 13, 2012

I thought I didn't like Neal Stephenson's writing. Apparently I just hadn't read the right book yet!

I spent a week being totally engrossed in this novel. It's true that the beginning is a bit of a slog. You have to get used to the vocabulary that's specific to the book, and the physical and philosophical situations presented.

Then it really sucks you in. In a GOOD way.

I thought the ending was a little weaker than the rest of the book, so 4 stars instead of 5. But it was a good, intriguing, thought-provoking read.

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