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My unanswered question is this: Why, if he is so smart, does the young protagonist never ask what I kept thinking:
It's always extremely satisfying when a book can balance a consistent and reasonable story with actual heart, and Anathem did a great job, especially considering it deals so much with ideas and debate.
Just trust that as you go along, like a murder mystery, more and more detail will be revealed and the conclusion is totally satisfying!
Why aren't there 6 stars? Like 5 stars is a great book and a 6th star means I'll read this again in about a year or two because it was such an experience? Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This is a really rare find. This book is compelling and page turning with a depth that is simply unmatched in modern sci-fi. Stephenson's very best work.Published 1 day ago by morgan
sometimes a bit on the long winded side, and useless to readers who want to relate to characters, because the protagonist is very awkward and somewhat unreliable, but still a good... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Lily Cho
The best sci fi book of the past 20 years. I remain absolutely shocked that this did not win the Hugo award - the Hugo voters are collectively a bunch of boobs.Published 15 days ago by sapere_aude
I never thought I'd be giving a Neal Stephenson novel a 2-star rating. "The Cryptonomicon" is absolutely my favorite novel ever, and "Snow Crash," "The Diamond Age," and "REAMDE"... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Jeffrey Ellis
This book is very dense, but not to the point of being hard to understand. I never read books more than once and enjoyed Anathem so much that after reading a couple other... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Austin Revell
Took a bit to get into but was all of a sudden a book I couldn't put down. Don't think I will ever forget the fly,the bat, band the worm! Alot of lovable characters !Published 22 days ago by M. Warhover
This was both a very interesting and challenging book to read. Set in an elaborately described, somewhat post-apocalyptic monastic university (that made me want to re-read A... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Jono