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Re: [cs-pdcdca] Re: [ProgSoc] A questions
On Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003, at 23:31 Australia/Sydney, Ros Hodgekiss
> Oh momma, another Cryptomonicon groupie!! How many are there these
> days? A
> general "hands up" if you've read the book. Good ol' Cryptomonicon; an
> organ playing guide for all ages! :)
> By the way, is Snow Crash any good?
> Now considering the Cryptomonicon underground has pretty much overtaken
> FIT, I'm surprised I'm not getting asked out on more dates. :P
Snow Crash is definately worth reading. If you liked cryptonomicon,
like Snow Crash and The Diamond Age too. One of the appeals is simply
unique the books are... unless you wanna compare the Metaverse/Street
NetForce world, or whatever.
That many people have read Cryptonomicon, though, eh? I've gotta say,
before I started hanging around building 10, I'd have been lucky to
find somebody who
could *spell* cryptonomicon, let alone tell me who wrote it! ;)
Not getting asked out on more dates? Hmm, well - maybe you need to read
and The Diamond Age first ;)
> Yeah, in some ways I liked it better than Cryptonomicon. I liked "The
> Diamond Age" better than both of these, though. They all suffer the
> same problem though, which is that like William Gibson, they can't end
> a book to save their lives.
Eh, I don't think the ending was so bad... it'd be nice if he'd cleared
Raven confusion, but it leaves room for a sequel, I guess. Snow Crash,
The three books are too different from each other for me to pick a
really... and it's been so long since I've read them. I usually make a
of only ever reading a book once, but I think these three will have to
the short re-read list...
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