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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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Oct 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, sci-fi-fantasy
Read from October 08 to December 30, 2011

After reading William Gibson's Neuromancer, I was ready to say "Adios" to the so-called "cyberpunk" genre. However, I was intrigued by the description of this book whose main character, Hiro Protagonist (really!); is a hacker, samurai, and pizza delivery dude who works for the mafia.

Stephenson's satire is brilliant! I was laughing out loud at various points of the story. Once I read the very first pages, I was hooked! Throughout the story I kept asking myself "Where is he going with this? "

"Snow Crash" refers to a virus, a religion, and a language that is utilized by a Reverend with ambitions to take over the world. This bad guy is like the relatively less-ambitious antagonist bad-guy of Tomorrow Never Dies.

Alas, the plot could not keep up with its brilliant beginning. If I could've given it 4.5 stars, I would.
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