Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison - a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.
In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about Infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous...you'll recognize it immediately.
I am not a big Sci-Fi fan, but this book was just great. It was funny, witty, very imaginative, and the story just kept my interest the whole time. I especially love the part where Hiro's characteristics switched when he joined the Metaverse. It reminded me of people I know that are very different online behind their computer screens than in person. Overall, it was an enjoyable listen one of the best I've had here at Audible. (Will, Vice President of Customer Experience)
Brilliantly realized...Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow. (The New York Times Book Review)
"Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the 21st century." (William Gibson)
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- Alexander Zimmermann
Fascinating story that predicts a lot of the future