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Book: Snow Crash ~ Neal Stephenson

What can I say, this is a modern sci-fi classic in every way. The first three quarters of this book leaves the reader with no clue as to where the story is actually going but it doesn't matter in the slightest, the ride is so completely worth it you never look up, back or around to see what else is going on. From one chapter to the next this book is pure excitement with imagery and concepts so vivid, yet also so plausible, that one is left with the dire need for somebody to make a movie out of this book already, I'm thinking something along the lines of Blade Runner, dark, futuristic, dangerous. From the entire book there's one quote that sticks in my mind and refuses to let go, it goes "[She was] able to condense fact from the vapour of nuance". Just let that quote circulate a bit, let it rest on your gray matter for a moment, it is brilliance literised. Every successful author defines him or herself by inventing something extraordinary in the characters and in the storyline of their work, Neal Stephenson hit both marks so hard, it leaves his peers reeling from the sheer impact and sets a precedent which must now be followed. We, as readers, can never go back. Pure brilliance, start to finish. You can buy it from here.

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