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 cyber-sensibility to bring us the gigantic thriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Inc., but it 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.
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Review: Snow CrashUser Review - Peggy McGregor - Goodreads
I loved this book. I read it in 1992, and promptly forgot the name of both the book and the author. All I could remember was Hiro Protagonist, and "Bimbo boxes" (minivans). Being as this was before ... Read full review
Review: Snow CrashUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
Snow Crash is a beautiful train wreck, but only colloquially speaking. Really Snow Crash is a fantastic multi-car pile up on the high way, with several more cars occasionally slamming into the pile ... Read full review