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 cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.
In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in 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.
Cyberpunk meets noir dystopian future
I accidentally came across this when listen to a radio station, it used the audio filled spots in the middle of the night. I was hooked and needed to hear the whole thing. Cyberpunk, religion in a dystopian future that seems to be an foreshadowing of things to come.. I have not met anyone thus far who dislikes this novel.
A cross between a manga comic and second life, this novel spins a complex tale in a time that is ultra futuristic in its gadgets at the same time as concepts of the past in a new language throat is hip and modern.