"What a cyberpunk"
I had listen to Ready Player One and liked it to a degree. Fantastic idea, well put together story terrible ending. This on the other hand has it all. Love, excitement, gun fights, swords, computers, crazy mob bosses, swords, pizza deliveries and did I mention the swords. It is just unputdownable and just keeps you hooked in with all the mythological babel and fantastic writing
"clean and comprehensive descriptions to emerse you"
Neal conjures a graphic world with very broad reaching concepts and emerses you in it.
Some parts have you roaring with laughter. Rat things;)
Others on the edge of your proverbial seat.
"What about the end?"
I was given a copy of Snow Crash as a kid but never finished it, it's only now (in my late 20's) that I thought I'd give it another go. The book starts off well with good characters and story in a really interesting cyberpunk styled alternative reality.
However towards the end it becomes a little too weird and not in a good way. I disapprove of the relationship between one of our main characters (15 year old girl) and a terrorist who is presumably a lot older, this scene was sickening and I felt it was unnecessary.
The book just ends with a lot of questions, it felt rushed as if a deadline had to be met.
I kinda wish now that I had just read the beginning and not made it right to the end.
good narration with gripping story from a few different perspectives. would definitely recommend to anyone :)
"Very good in places"
I read this (listened to the audiobook) after reading ready player one. I think this was a mistake as I was expecting something similar and whilst there are common themes they are not similar.
I found it difficult to follow at first but it was generally worth the effort of persisting. The central theme which develops is interesting; the notion of a virus being transferable via language and looking at similarities in computer virus and in a human virus affecting the central nervous system. There were a lot of concepts brought up all at one which I felt a bit lost in at one point. Had I been reading I guess I would have re-read but not so easy on audio.
I found the ending a bit of a disappointment,
This theme which developed through the book got lost and it seemed like an action novel with a girl trying to get rescued.
"Cyber Punk.... "
Good examole of cyber Punk. A bit slow to start but better once it gets going. Guess it's a bit dated now and perhaps not standing the test of time.
Narrator was enthusiastic, style and bit dated.
"Fascinating Scifi Pulp Fiction"
There are some truly fascinating ideas and reflections on our society and its evolution wrapped up in a racy story full of analogies that connect the future with the ancient past through the present.
"death by detail"
I've lost consciousness more times with this audible book than any other. Excrutiating levels of detail, the purpose of every button and switch on any device and every move or thought during action sequences is painfully spelt out.
Snowcrash is the polar opposite of Neuromancer and is only suitable for those devoid of their own imagination to fill in the blanks in a story.
"Decent cyber tech sci-fi blab"
Taking off from Gibson necromancer, Mona Lisa over drive, a cyber afflicted California, creating a very entertaining book following hero ninja pizza delivery specialist, ride the avalanche of snow crash, beware could be the future
"one of my favorites"
I must have read this a dozen times. love it. great audio version, I must say.