[Reading] ➯ Snow Crash ➷ Neal Stephenson – Plummovies.info

[Reading] ➯ Snow Crash  ➷ Neal Stephenson – Plummovies.info Written in the present tense, which is awkward and unengaging, brimfuls of technological deus ex machina remove all tension from an already slow plot line The characters are interesting, hence the two stars, but even they felt lacking and emotionally disengaged from their own story, which had the futile makings of something original.The ending is atrocious, preceded by waste The review is updated on 28.02.2017I usually give a very brief description of the plot in the beginning of my reviews In this case I found it to be very difficult to do as it will have to be very vague or contain huge spoilers Think of this book as a grandfather of The Matrix movie The near future is a libertarian Wow Wow, wow, wow I had thought that William Gibson s Neuromancer was the alpha male of the cyberpunk genre the template upon which all others would be drawn Turns out, Gibson was the prophet, but Stephenson was the barbarian, breaking ground with a riveting, relentless new age thriller Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is a wild trip A fun conglomerate of Hunter S Thompson, Philip K Dick, Anthony Burgess and John Brunner, written 8 years after Neuromancer and 19 years before Ready Player On Wow Wow, wow, wow I had thought that William Gibson s Neuromancer was the alpha male of the cyberpunk genre the template upon which all others would be drawn Turns out, Gibson was the prophet, but Stephenson was the barbarian, breaking ground with a riveting, relentless new age thriller Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is a wild trip A fun conglomerate of Hunter S Thompson, Philip K Dick, Anthony Burgess and John Brunner, written 8 years after Neuromancer and 19 years before Ready Player One this is a bright light on the cyberpunk literary me lu lu mu al nu um me en ki me en me lu lu mu me al nu um me al nu um me me mu lu e al nu um me dug ga mu me mu lu e al nu um me I have a little SAT analogy to help you understand how awesome this book is Snow Crash is to Books as The Matrix is to movies with only the absolute BEST parts of Tron and Da Vinci Code thrown in I m not talking about all the commercialized Matrix saga and the weird hype I m talking about the first time you sat in the movie theater and saw that chick in the Matrix spin around in suspended an This is a perfect example of a book trying so hard to be cool that it s distracting from the parts that actually are very cool It also does that thing where a very capable character suddenly makes stupid decisions, because the story requires it.It had great world building, great concepts, and great satire, but story wise the last 20% completely falls apart I was very disappointed by the ending Also, I had a hard time with the active voice used throughout this book Reading it felt like a frie This is a perfect example of a book trying so hard to be cool that it s distracting from the parts that actually are very cool It also does that thing where a very capable character suddenly makes stupid decisions, because the story requires it.It had great world building, great concepts, and great satire, but story wise the last 20% completely falls apart I was very disappointed by the ending Also, I had a hard time with the active voice used throughout this book Reading it felt Did you ever have a kid at school who tried to appear smart and as the font of all knowledge by catching on to the tail ends of things while listening to adults, absorbing some of it, and then spouting forth in front of an assembly of kids, his or her, let s be fair here own regurgitation of what he had heard in the adult quarter, which would often make most of the other kids hang on to his her every word simply because they themselves didn t have a clue what he was talking about Well, with Did you ever have a kid at school who tried to appear smart and as the font of all knowledge by catchin Juvenile nerd power fantasy in a nutshellI m a big fanboy of the cyberpunk genre I should have liked this book Instead, I can honestly say that hate this book and I also feel bad saying that about someone s work, because it s almost like saying you hate someone s baby Maybe it was all the hype I was exposed to before reading it,but I just could not shake a deep feeling of annoyance throughout 90% of this book I found myself rolling my eyes a lot And when I wasn t doing that, I was asking Juvenile nerd power fantasy in a nutshellI m a big fanboy of the cyberpunk genre I should have liked this book Instead, I can honestly say that hate this book and I also feel bad saying that about someone s work, because it s almost like saying you hate someone s baby Maybe it was all the hype I was exposed to before reading it,but I just could not shake a deep feeling of annoyance throughout 90% of this book I found myself rolling my eyes a lot And when I wasn t doing that, I was asking myself things like Do people really think this is the Cyberpunk cream of the crop How many pages to go The first obvious problem was the prose Apparently some people s funny bones get tickled by similes comparing military bases to boils on someone s ass, metaphors about valleys and geological cunnilingus, and clever wordplay like calling refugees Refus Refuse, har har har, get it To an elitist douchebag like me it just sounds juvenile and unimaginative Combine all that Cyberpunk s next generation pretty much began here Written by someone who unlike William Gibson actually knows computers, this anime in novel form is one of those rare SF books that is read by many non SF readers On a personal note, this is probably the only book I ll ever read whose main character is half black and half Japanese, just like me When I first read it, I was working at a pizza place, just like the protagonist, and I actually got fired around the same time I got to the point of Cyberpunk s next generation pretty much began here Written by someone who unlike William Gibson actually knows computers, this anime in novel form is one of those rare SF books that is read by many non SF readers On a personal note, this is probably the only book I ll ever read whose main character is half black and half Japanese, just like me When I first read it, I was working at a pizza place, just like the protagonist, and I actually got fired around the same time I got to the point of him losing his job as well Also, my first name is Hiroshi and he goes by Hiro Cool, huh OK, aside from those neat little coincidences, we are not at all alike It just made reading it all thefun for me Plus I hated that job.Admittedly, there are certain aspects of this book that are a tad dated now it was written in 1991 , and he can t quite get past certain stereotypes of Japanese people that many Westerners harbor Still, there is some fun bit of social co In Reality, Hiro Protagonist Delivers Pizza For Uncle Enzo S CosoNostra Pizza Inc., But In The Metaverse He S A Warrior Prince Plunging Headlong Into The Enigma Of A New Computer Virus That S Striking Down Hackers Everywhere, He Races Along The Neon Lit Streets On A Search And Destroy Mission For The Shadowy Virtual Villain Threatening To Bring About Infocalypse Snow Crash Is A Mind Altering Romp Through A Future America So Bizarre, So Outrageous You Ll Recognize It Immediately.

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