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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
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Jul 05, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: epub, ipad
Read in July, 2010

I really enjoyed it, but had a hard time reading the physical book. I was able to plow through it on my commute using my iPad and iPhone. It is a long book, but very entertaining, bouncing between a handful of plot lines set in the mid-40s and present day involving a variety of fictional and non-fictional characters.

One of the book's non-fictional characters is Alan Turing. At the top of page 845 (of the hardback edition), there's an interaction with Turing that is pretty comical, and something tells me that the entire book was written to support that joke.

Anyway, great stuff. I would recommend it to anyone interested in cryptography (of course), World War II history and business law.

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