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Snow Crash

Boy am I glad that I did. In the not-too-distant future, the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States is revealed to be a tangled web of corporate-franchise city states, and the Internet is all-powerful. You’ll love it or you’ll hate I love the fact that the reviews of “Snow Crash” are so mixed — if someone doesn’t give it a 4 or 5, they give it a 1 and probably only because they can’t give it a zero.

There are those who worship it. At 64 I doubt I am part of the target audience but I opened my mind and let this book flow through me like the broken yellow line on the unfolding ribbon of asphalt through the windshield of my Vibe GT. That said, I think the narrator did a good job capturing the book and it is a fun story.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. In exploiting the mind’s capacity for instrumental behavior, posthumanists seek to extend human experience by physically projecting the mind outward through the continuity of thought and the material world, as through telepresence and other forms of prosthetic enhancements. Several observers, including the SF writer David Brin, have commented that cyberpunk was not as original as the genre’s boosters once claimed.

A Journey Into Escapism This is one of my first audiobooks selections and I chose it for it’s length value and my interests in computers, technology, and future predictions.

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Amazing story incredible pace Loved the characters, pace and story line. Although I enjoyed the book, and the narration is superb, I think I would have preferred to read this on the page, as it were; although the narrative and plot hurtle along in good style, the characters xrash somewhat cartoon-like and two dimensional, serving largely as vehicles to carry the story, and this means that the fantasy backdrop has to carry the listener’s interest for crrash of the 17 hours of the book – that’s a long time.

There are those who fear it. Although well written, there was too much technical exposition especially the scenes with the librarian but I suppose that’s what to expect with a cyberpunk novel. The interdisciplinary, and intemational, emphasis of the Summer School allowed for a broader understanding of the issues in the technical and social spheres.

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The detail and invention of his ‘Snow Crash’ world is truly mind boggling. There is lots of info dumb about misty old religions and new technology which some times interrupted the flow of the story, but it was very interesting stuff, so I didn’t mind. First released inthe same year “www” downliad coined, it’s interesting to see how many of his “predictions” have come true and how much sounds dated.

But even if you’re not a sci-fi fan, you could very well enjoy this book. Prima Lifestyles Dosnload Available: Great book and narration but annoying music and babble between chapters that while fits thematically is annoying and obnoxious.

This book’s got it all the narrator is reading very fast in the beginning of the book that made it hard to follow There is also kind of slight grin at the writers face all the time so the book was fun and very entertaining. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. I suppose this frustration would be similar to the frustration felt by a physicist as he watched Star Trek.

Some good laughs and made craxh think on the history of babel since he had researched this topic though crashh a fiction book he notes having researches on that side of the book.

I love the fact that the reviews of “Snow Crash” are so mixed — if someone doesn’t give it a 4 or 5, they give it a 1 and probably only because they can’t give it a zero. The aim of the IFIP summer schools has been to introduce participants to the social implications of Infonnation Technology through the process of infonned discussion.

Bozeman Knoxville, Tennessee There a few dense information downloads, but you won’t mind listening to this parts. I do want to read more of Stephenson. Bottom line, I found this a strange, yet compelling, story that I enjoyed very much.

This book was fab and well narrated too. The audio version does bog down a bit in one or two spots. I think for mewhat sets him apart is his sense of humour. Did you have an emotional reaction to this book?

Good stuff As an esotericist and cyberpunk fan I really loved this.

Otherwise, listen through it and absorb what you can. I do downloa to say that I think it’s one of those books that is better read than listened to via audio. Not read a neal Stephenson book before and heard great things about snow crash but found it a hard slog.

The novel touches upon the topics of technology, information, computer science, and philosophy. Jonathan Davis does an excellent job. Comedy and drama are well entwined throughout, neither detracting from the overall mood and pace of the book and the protagonists are well drawn.

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If you’re a cyber-punk fan, this is required reading. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb.