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Snow Crash – book review

Leo Laporte is constantly touting the 1992 novel by Neal Stephenson as one of his favourite books.

I finally downloaded it from Audible.

The book Snow Crash is heavily influenced by previous cyberpunk novels, notably those of William Gibson.

The story takes place in Los Angeles, in the area formerly known as the United States, during the early 21st century. In this hypothetical future reality the United States Federal Government has ceded most of its power to private organizations and entrepreneurs …

Snow Crash – Wikipedia

This book was cutting edge and provocative in 1992. But in 2008 I found it long and amateurish. The plot unlikely.

There are a some very cool sections, but too few.

Not recommended. Read Gibson instead.

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