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If you've decided to jump in and read this book, go for it...but don't give up after the first few pages!
A re-imagining of intellectual history, only Neal Stephenson can make the fine points of esoteric philosophical and intellectual minutia so much fun to read.
He is clearly a clever fellow, but this book is way too much uninteresting manual labor for way too little payoff.
A challenging read, especially the first couple of hundred pages. But hang in there! The story pays off in big action and big ideas.Published 15 hours ago by Recovering Remote Programmer
Great book. Really epic but a fairly quick read. Ok, you should probably slow down to take in some of the scientific parts but otherwise s fairly smooth ride.Published 9 days ago by Geellis
Unreadable, unless you want to spend a lot of time figuring out Stephenson's special language. To me, his approach to describing a situation or scene is lazy authorship because he... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Val Farny
This is one of my all-time favorite books. It starts off a little slow, but you have to be able to appreciate that it's a slow build to a fascinating and thought-provoking story... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have read this book many times and enjoy it more each time. I now want to live in a math on the side of a mountain crag and study physics. Read morePublished 15 days ago by L. Jordan Bickel
I could say a 1000 things about Anathem. Probably could write something almost as long as the book itself, or longer really, just discussing the ideas there. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Lewis George
Very fun read, unusual story line, good character development, great plot(s)Published 17 days ago by Kenneth J. Littell