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Jandy Hardesty

I just finished reading Neal Stephenson’s latest REAMDE (which is apparently pronounced “ream-dee,” just like “read-me” would be pronounced if it were misspelled – yes, I had to look up how Stephenson pronounced it before I could actually read the book). I had the weird sensation of not being able to put it down, reading the whole thing in like a week (and it’s his longest book yet, which is saying something), and yet not being quite satisfied with it. It’s a decent fast-paced thriller, but the cyber/tech stuff that’s usually central to his books is almost peripheral here, which kind of irritated me whenever I stopped to think about it. Thankfully the book never gives you much time to stop and think about it, but it is certainly a far cry from Snow Crash.

Has anyone else read it yet?