The ending, wanted more. And the music that was used to begin chapters, not too found of that.
His performance was good.
If I read the synopsis and it sounds interesting, perhaps.
Not the kind of sci-fi I care for, in general.
Tell us about yourself!
There were a few times when I first started listening that I thought of moving on to another book. But, I stuck with it and it was worth the wait. The characters develop into personalities that you can root for or against, depending on your leaning. The idea of living inside of a machine, while not new, is done well. The bottom line is, I would recomend this one to people who like Bradbury and Heinlein.
Younger more 'radical' folks might enjoy the 'rap' type of nature of this book.
Not if the his books have this type of leaning in language. It is not that the language is cursing or swearing, but has 'hallucinogenic' type rhythms to his writing.
I have not, but his voice is compelling.
N/A--I just did not like the book
This was my first taste of Neal Stephenson and I am absolutely hooked! A bizarre combination of history, science, fantasy and fiction. Keep in mind, this book (and all other books by this author) requires diligent attention. The scene changes swiftly and new characters pop in out of the blue. It's definitely worth the ride, if you enjoy smart science fiction.
Great story - if a bit dated. Very interesting concept, but you can tell that this book was written a few years ago.... still very much enjoyed it.
Say something about yourself!
A friend suggested Snow Crash--I wanted to like this book. Alas, no suck luck. In my opinion, the story is dated.
I would not read any thing by Neal Stephenson again but this is not my genre.
The narrator may be the reason I could not stomach it the voice he gives to the characters is pompous and annoying to me but then again I can't see how a pizza man can be this important.
I would not recommend this book to anyone unless they were a Science Fiction fan or a 12 year old boy. I was forced to "read" this for class and therefore I'm incredibly biased. Over all there is a lot of action built up with what I consider over confidence in annoying characters. If thats your cup of tea, I'm sure you will love this classic of Science Fiction if not stay clear.
The performance was very good, but the religion history was hard to follow. Found myself just waiting for it be over to get back to the action. Hard to pay attention.
I was really enjoying this book until it got bogged down in Sumerian and Babylonian religious history.
I'd give it 5 stars all the way. Since I'm late to the party, I'll say it's still a damn good story. As with all of his stuff, it's more steampunk that scifi. But I like it that way.