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Rusty’s Reading List 2015 | May 25, 2015


My first reaction after reading this book was disappointment. I had heard so much about it and how great it was, and it didn’t live up to the hype for me.

But then I realize, I was reading the books in the wrong order.

This is almost proto-Stephenson. Once I had that in mind I could see all the signs of the things I loved so much in Cryptonomicon and Anathem. It is all here… but he was still learning who he was as a writer. This is why Zodiac (which I still enjoyed) and Cryptonomicon could read like they were written by different people. Snow Crash is the missing link.

2015 in Books

Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
Some Remarks – Neal Stephenson
A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien – Nigel Cawthorne
Distrust The Particular Flavor – William Gibson
Shouting Your Name Down The Well – David McFadden
Thousand Times Broken, Three Books – Henri Michaux
Stained Pages – Sean O’Gorman

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1 Comment »

  1. The first few chapters with the pizza delivery was amazing. Still love it.

    Comment by Br'nn — May 25, 2015 @ 11:19 pm

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