Thursday, March 24, 2005

I just finished Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash." I must inform you: This books kicks levels of @$$ heretofore unkicked by man, machine or monster. It's got cyberspace, nuclear motorcycles, nuclear motorcycles IN cyberspace, harpooning skateboarders, language viruses, computer viruses, drugs, burbclaves, the Black Sun, evil communications magnates trying to take over the world, and a guy with a katana. Even just that last would be enough that I'd give it a cursory read, but the whole package makes it utterly, incredibly, unspeakably awesome. It isn't for our younger viewers due to one sex scene, but that's a small price to pay for the best parts of Neuromancer, Jennifer Government, and every Honk Kong action flick ever made. Read it, or die old and lonely becasue nobody loves you because you didn't.

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