I had been meaning to read "Snow Crash" along with the (much) earlier Cyberpunk progenitor "Neuromancer". While I cannot say I found either to be flawlessly engrossing, I must recommend beginning a foray into the Cyberpunk/Post Cyberpunk field with "Neuromancer".
Certain of the central metaphysical presuppositions upon which "Snow Crash" is founded were simply too far outside of my own philosophical world view for me to not feel distracted during some of the lengthy expositional soliloquies towards the climax.
That being said, the action was intense and well depicted, so the novel fluctuates' heavily between pronounced intellectualism and hyper-adrenal intensity. A more fluid blending of the two would have made for a stronger narrative, but ultimately I have no regrets in absorbing the story to hand.
After listening in on SevenEves, was excited to explore this author's early works. The reviews were all about Snow Crash and its uber-excitement, when in fact it really was random, slow and sorry Neal, bad. Can't undo bad. First Audible title I just didn't care what happened and didn't finish. So pizza delivery speeds are our future dystopia? Yes see the irony and the commentary, but it's just dumb. Oh and by the way, don't need 70's analog synthesizer white noise effects for transitions - I kind of get when chapters begin when the narrator says: "Chapter 14."
Love the book- the full between chapters was a bit much. Would still recommend. Enjoy.
i just couldn't handle an imagining of the future in which the Internet isn't available. That, and bad writing.
Yep. Seveneves was great and I'll try others.
Pure escapism with some interesting theories. Nice story line with a bit of sci Fi, pseudo religious ideas and action shoot 'em up.
This book hooked me in from the beginning and made me laugh; filled with smart-ass humor but seriously one of the top 3 books I've ever read!
pacing wayyy off. this book has great plot, but the pacing is very slow and tons of unnecessary tangents
one of the better, but still don't like it very much
no i have not
I honestly can't quite put my finger on it, by this book just didn't do much for me. I loved the cool cyberpunk world; very unique. But overall I just felt like the story was kinda boring, as if it wasn't really necessary to build this unique world to tell this story. I know a lot of people dig this novel so don't take my word for it. Just wanted to put in my $.02
I would not recommend, the story does not flow well and in the end, you wonder why you hung in there for so long
The setting of the story is well done, it is to some extent a believable possible future. But to me there are two major flaws. I did not understand the motivations of the main characters - they put their lives at risk, but i could not figure out why. And there are LONG parts in the story where the "librarian" recounts ancient history to support the current events. Those parts of the narrative comes across like reading a boring history book - I thought authors are supposed to "show", not to "tell".