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The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
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Mar 08, 2012

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bookshelves: science-fiction, donated-and-given-away
Read from March 19 to 22, 2012

Actually a 3.5.

If you're looking for a vividly crafted world, this is the story for you. If you're looking for characters you can connect with, that will stay with you for a long time, this isn't that read. For me, the world-building makes it worthwhile. It's fantastic & possibly that is part of the reason the characters felt rather flat. Stephenson is truly gifted at giving sense of place & surroundings. It was it's own character, for me & I truly didn't want to leave.

There are quite a few parts that feel slow & drag a bit but again, I think it's the characters & a feeling that you're just putting in time with them to get through it all. The ending felt a bit abrupt & left me wanting an epilogue. I suppose I just wasn't quite ready to leave this world behind. I think that's pretty good, all things considered.

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Reading Progress

03/20/2012 page 100
03/21/2012 page 267
54.0% "i love the landscape but i really don't care about these characters (& haven't since the beginning). not sure i'm entertained or just determined to get through this."

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