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REVIEW: Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

(Orbit e-book, originally published 1992) This was the very first novel by Neal Stephenson that I read, long before Cryptonomicon or The Baroque Trilogy. There’s a lot of similarity between it and Zodiac (which I read for the first time … Continue reading

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Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley

This is one of Huxley’s early novels, published after Crome Yellow, and which takes as its subject the fevered neurotics of the 1920s, which he surveys with a mordant eye. Theodore Gumbril, bored pedagogue, is sitting in chapel one day, … Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

‘Cloud Atlas’ comes garlanded with superlatives, being David Mitchell’s third novel, after ‘Ghostwritten’ and ‘number9dream’. It has an interesting structure: ABCDEFEDCBA: where each letter represents one strand of story. The tales are each slightly connected through allusions in the others. … Continue reading

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