Interesting setting, like-able character, main plot line quite interesting
-Author has a major case of ADD and suddenly picks some useless thing to describe for a long time on multiple occasions.
-The relationships that "just happen" seem very unlikely
-The main plot doesn't really kick in until about half way through the book
Chapters in audible are not chapters of the book
This was my first Neal Stephenson novel, and wasn't sure what to expect, but it does not disappoint. Being written in 1992, I'm surprised (and impressed) at the accuracy of some of the technical innovations it predicts (widespread use of mobile phones, 2nd life style gathering places, etc). Like parts of story and plot premises , some of the technology (the Loogie Gun) seems tongue in cheek and campy, but in the Snow Crash world, it works. Some of the descriptions seem a bit drawn out, but not overly so - could be a turnoff for those wanting a faster read. But again, I think it helped when trying to get a feel for what I will call an alternative history and future world (not hugely different, but certainly not our social and political landscape). Overall a good story, I will read other of Stephenson's works.
I couldn't have loved or enjoyed it more I wish this book would never end it's social critique is so fun and funny and the visuals and Concepts so inviting great storytelling great writing couldn't recommend this audiobook enough the performance is on point really delivering the fun humor and excitement please enjoy this experience for you will not regret it the concept alone or something you can talk about endlessly
An awesome book. I loved it ! Well developed characters and an engaging storyline that is sufficiently complex but not confusing. I think the mother's storyline could have finished off a bit better, I'm left wondering the outcome but this is such a minor complaint.
The slightly future internet-connected envisioned dystopian world comes to life with compelling characters and an amusing but well crafted story line that does not disappoint.
I struggled to finish due to racist voices for certain characters and mispronouncing some ethnic terms.
I picked this up thinking it was pure cyberpunk, but it drones on with religious explanations and is more show than tell.
I actually love other books Jonathan Davis has narrated and think he's fantastic. But for some reason, the production quality on this copy is terrible. It sounds like he read it over the phone and it made it too difficult for me to be able to finish.
I've tried really hard to like Neal Stephenson. This is my 3rd Stephenson work and I think I've accepted his stuff isn't for me. Snow Crash - like his other work - is an interesting and expansive world. Characterization is pretty weak and few of the players are fully fleshed out, and it was difficult for me to align with or empathize or even dislike any of them. Plot and the plot structure were great, as was the prose, but there are so many big ideas that it's easy to get lost in the narrative without strong characters to anchor a reader in the story.