REAMDE by Neal Stephenson. He left such a foul taste in my mouth after seveneves that I am relieved that this seems, so far, a lot more like Cryptonomicon.
I thought reamde started off really strong but unfortunately there wasn’t a good payoff in the end.
That’s basically every book by Stephenson.
I dunno, I will never forget the last bit of Cryptonomicon, personally. Would love to see that in mini-series form
Hmm, I loved seveneves. Currently on Snow Crash.
Neal Stephenson’s prose can be pretentious at times. Is that what you found in seveneves?
3/4 of the book was in current time or in the very near future and on or around Earth, then the last 1/4 of the book was a completely different story in a different time and place. I think many people found it very jarring. The only connection between the two stories is that the events of the first one had a profound effect leading to the second one. The second story was also difficult to get into, because 800 pages into a book is not when you want to be reading a ton of exposition and being introduced to new characters.
REAMDE is really fun and full of Stephenson’s trademark tangents, but I wouldn’t classify it as sci fi (which was a bit unexpected for me).
Several of the characters from REAMDE have stuck in my mind. Interesting book and a good departure for Stephenson.
First half of seveneves was fun, last part, as often with him, regrettable.
I completely agree about seveneves. It was like two books for me. One of which was quite good and the other an interesting concept for a setting for a different story, but unfortunately not compelling enough to draw me into the plot or characters.
Also reading this right now. I’m really enjoying it!
There’s another link on there that has less cryptic examples: http://kparc.com/cs107/
specifically helpful are the comparison between a1.c and a1.k
I have no idea of course what those are from, or what they are for besides maybe an intro CS class, but maybe all will be revealed to us soon.