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Fall; or, Dodge in Hell audiobook cover art

Great world building by the master.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-19

Neal considers The ramifications that others might gloss over. Good dialogue, story, interesting insights. Keep it coming.

Some Remarks audiobook cover art

Good collection of essays, coffee with Neal

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

This is as close as you or I will probably get to a conversation with Neal Stephenson. He has a lot of interesting things to say in this collection of essays, glimpses into his other works, and the working of his mind. The mid American college town mentality, in the forward to “Everything and more”, by David Foster Wallace, paints a good autobiographical sketch of Neal’s milieu. His sparkling intelligence is evident everywhere. Thank you Neal. Keep writing!

Blindsight audiobook cover art

Could have been 5 stars without Vampires

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-17

Vampires come with too much baggage. This book has many other good ideas, characters and plot development. The ending was not that satisfying, especially with the implication that vampires were finally getting back at their "masters".

Death's End audiobook cover art

Tedious and disappointing

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Petty characters who continually make wrong choices. 1st book in series had interest and promise. This 3rd book shows that to be just a fluke of the cultural novelty and approach of the author.
People who like the emptiness of existentialist writing might think differently, but even they would turn away from the mawkish self indulgence here.
I could hardly force myself to finish, and I am sorry I wasted my timef

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