I tried to give everyone I knew a copy of this book over a decade ago. It’s incredible–The Diamond Age may be better. And then of course, there are die hard Baroque Cycle fans. But Snow Crash is certainly the most accessible of his works.
Snow Crash is one of the best books I have ever read. I feel like buying a copy for every single one of my friends, forcing them to read it while I sit and watch their faces. THAT’S how much I loved this book. Yes, I was the annoying person on the train during the morning commute laughing out loud, and if any of those poor bastards had dared make eye contact with me, I would have probably insisted on reading entire sections out loud.
I didn’t initially think it was going to be for me. I’m not a huge sci-fi fan, particularly futuristic technological stuff, but this story is all about people. Okay sure, a lot of the story was set in the virtual reality Metaverse, but I actually understood what was going on. And why isn’t more sci-fi funny like this? Stephenson obviously loves a good pun and…
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