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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
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Jul 22, 09

Read in February, 2009

Don't be distubed by the size of this beast.
It's well worth the effort.
I don't even know how to classify this thing.
I'd make a pie chart if I could, but let me break it down for you:
49% historical fiction.
36% cryptology.
7% cyber-thriller.
5% giggity-goo!
3% deep thoughts about the proper method of eating Cap'n Crunch, including the perfect milk-to-cereal ratio.
It's very interesting and involves two parallel storylines, one in WWII and one in the late 90's. This book is definitely not for light readers, though, because there are some seriously complex codebreaking sequences and the plot does a bunch of loop-de-loops. Overall, a great book with a little bit of almost every genre.
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