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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
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Mar 11, 2012

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I am a fan of Stephenson's work, especially Anathem. This work has a lot of detail (especially in the mathematics and crypto parts of the story). I thought it moved rather slowly to a somewhat anticlimactic ending. He ties all the lose ends together as you aproach the story through two time lines, one of WWII and the other of the present day. It is a large work and I had hoped for something more along the lines of the coup he pulls of with Anathem. This work will not be for the faint of heart. If you do not like Sci-fi, mathematics, long envolved plots lines, (albeit interesting characters) this may not be to your taste. I listend to the unabridged audio book read by William Dufris and he is an excellent reader. I tend to enjoy audio books more now especially in regards to literature, since in my own mind I only have one monotone voice and it is a great pleasure to hear the characters brought to life by excellent readers such as William Dufris.

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