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It can also make a long book much too long.
Once again, Neal Stephenson has brought us a fascinating world in astonishing detail, lovingly rendered and filled with characters we come to care for greatly.
This is the first book that I have turned back to the first page and began reading again immediately after finishing.
Very complex tale of the far future in an alternate reality. Solid believable Characters. Smart people living in a discipline similar to a monastery save the world with the help of... Read morePublished 18 hours ago by john cottingham
If you like Neal Stephenson's style of writing you will love this book. It is a beautifully written science/speculative fiction story.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I really like this book, it can get a bit "wordy" as the characters discuss philosophical ideas, but overall a great read. Read morePublished 1 day ago by vthomebrewer
4.5 stars! I wish Amazon would give more granularity. I found Anathem a slow burn, but liked it better and better the further I got. Read morePublished 2 days ago by T. Lord
One of my all-time favorite books. The first time I finished reading it, I immediately started it over again from the beginning. It was that good. Read morePublished 4 days ago by N. Olson
I have to be honest, I loved this book. I've read a lot of sci-fi and dystopian future stories and this is one of the most intelligent and well-written efforts I've had the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by J. Fenner
This was a great page-turning novel with enough math, history, a strange sense of place. I recommend highly.Published 9 days ago by Benjamin C. Kirkup
A long story, but fascinating socio-technological visions and surprising turns in plot.Published 11 days ago by Jukka Pellinen
Stephenson is an incredibly talented speculative fiction author. I hesitate to call his work science fiction: Although he deals heavily in technology and mathematics, he always... Read morePublished 11 days ago by KJ