Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem, and the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World), as well as Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
When you start reading NS with The Baroque Cycle you start with the best and that gives you taste for more
I am not surprised that this book is a reprint. Read more
I picked up The Big U while I was organizing my library, and I decided to see if I still liked it ten years [at least] since the last time I had read it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Benjamin Espen
Very interesting book. Had to read it for English. Lots of crazy things happen.Published 9 months ago by Brandon Lo
Having read this in the second half of my university career, this book resonated deeply with me.
The absurdity, the unthinking mass of students, the uncaring professors, all... Read more
It was difficult to believe that this was written by the same genius who wrote...well, every other book Neal Stephenson has written. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Demimonde Mesila Thraam
I loved this book. I've read most of Stephenson's books and am a huge fan. The Big U took me places I had no idea I would go. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lynn B. Schornick
Only Stephenson could create such a unique college campus, characters and plot lines. This early work of his is engaging and witty.Published on July 18, 2013 by Valerie Carlisle
This diamond in the rough has been well-covered in other
reviews. Just a few more comments I'd like to add... Read more
That's what I kept thinking when I read The Big U in 2001 about half way through my undergraduate college experience. Read morePublished on February 9, 2009 by Gagewyn