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August 6th, 2012

23 of 52

Or, "When Worlds Collide."

Snow CrashSnow Crash by Neal Stephenson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I know many people who love this book.

Me, not so much. For instance, I was 2/3 of the way through it several years ago, lost it, and didn't really care.

But I found it again, and after a dear friend mentioned Hiro Protagonist the other day I thought, "Oh, what the heck. Let's finish it." Well. That's done.

Maybe I read it too far after it was published to find it very "cutting edge." Maybe I don't know enough/too much about computers and cyberspace to really get engaged by the central conceits. All I know is Uncle Enzo rocks, YT reminds me far too much of how Lisbeth Salander might have been had she grown up with a loving mother in Southern California, and I'm having a terrible time not merging Hiro Protagonist and Hiro Nakamura in my mind--though, frankly, I definitely prefer the latter.

What did I most take away from this book? The impulse to look at everyone I know and wonder what phrase I'd tattoo on their foreheads. Alas, there are many who, like Raven, should have the words "Poor Impulse Control" written in large friendly letters for everyone to see.

Now, where did I leave my towel?

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