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October 25, 2004

Cryptonomicon   (book)


This book was the first novel I had read in quite a while, after several much less riveting political, historical, or technical books. I really enjoyed the writing style and the subject matter, which was distinctively geeky (the book includes a cryptography-related perl script) while never straying too far from the main stories to completely disillusion the casual reader expecting a techno-thriller. The characters were also developed quite well, I thought—I actually ended up caring what happened to them. The last action scene was a bit over the top though. Those of you who have read it know what I'm talking about. All in all a great and definitely recommended read.

Posted by yargevad at October 25, 2004 09:59 PM

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