1. Reamde, Neil Stephenson

15 Jan

A pretty cool book to start 2012 with. I loved the hyper modern world, which went from techy Seattle to mainland China to Taiwan and included some Russian gangsters and MI6 agents. I enjoyed every minute of it, while being aware that the plot was hokey. But really it doesn’t matter if it makes sense or not, Stephenson is so good at cliffhangers and moving things along. I think I’m going to go back and read everything else he’s written post-Diamond Age, which is where we parted ways.

Let’s see, Pros: He’s a very good writer of actual prose, he has a great and playful vocabulary, he is a genius at plotting, suspense, and appealing character development, this book kicked ass and kept me totally absorbed for four days. Cons: Well, it didn’t really mean anything, the people are action heroes, not real people, and the basic premise was pretty creaky and thin. I knew it, but I really didn’t care.

 

 

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