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The first chapter was full of profane and non-sensical words. I didn't read past the first chapter, so maybe I'm not qualified to rate it. It wasn't my type of book.Published 14 days ago by JamieGamer
Well-paced, absorbing story with excellent characters. The neo-Victorian steampunk theme is a bit distracting at first, but ends up tightly woven into a believable world.Published 21 days ago by M. Speers
This is the first of Neal Stephenson's books that I have read. It was great, it won't be my last.Published 28 days ago by Mark H
I would have liked to see better representation of the Celestial Kingdom, and the narrative leaves a distracting number of moral touchstones overturned, but this vision of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ari Nadin
In light of the subsequent development of an "A.I." Barbie doll that is purported to be about to hit the consumer market; this book is actually
prophetic. Read more
It really should be 4 and a half. This book stayed with me, I still think about it years after I read it. The book itself can be dense and yes the ending was a bit abrupt. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kelso
It was a challenging read but well worth it. A great story, interesting characters, and a clear and fascinating vision of a future that holds up even after decades have passed.Published 2 months ago by nereids