Cruising Boston Harbor with lab tests and scuba gear, S. T. rides in with the ecosystem cavalry on his 40-horsepower Zodiac raft. His job of tracking down poisonous runoff and embarrassing the powerful corporations who caused them becomes more sticky than usual; run-ins with a gang of satanic rock fans, a deranged geneticist, and a mysterious PCB contamination that may or may not be man-made--plus a falling-out with his competent ("I adore stress") girlfriend--all complicate his mission.
Stephenson/S. T.'s irreverent, facetious, esprit-filled voice make this near-future tale a joy to read. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good book. Different from his later books; not cyberpunk or whatever. Actually has a satisfying ending, unlike many of his others!Published 1 month ago by Mike
I've read most of Neal's books, and this is not his best one, the plot its actually fairly sloppily written in some places and makes it not clear how the action is proceeding. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Benjamin J. Wiley
I've learn a few things about chemistry and eco-guerilla by reading this book. You could too.
Unlike other Neal's books to the exception of some parts of Crypto-Nomicon,... Read more
This book is one of Stephenson's earlier works, but it has all the elements that I enjoy in his stories. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Auton
It's shorter and less complex, so if you like his style this is worth going back and reading; but I wouldn't recommend it as someone's first Stephenson novel.Published 7 months ago by Joshua Justice
As a toxicologist, I had a lot of fun with Stephenson's treatment of the environmental catastrophe's littered throughout the book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by B. Stan
This reads like clock-work orange, but not as creepy. Fun, fast, silly and thought-provoking. And the if you know Boston- you appreciate the geography.Published 8 months ago by Claire B W Miller
I read this after Snow Crash - it is good read and quite a fun series of escapades around the Boston. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jens Petersen
If you like Neil, you can't help but to like Zodiac. It's not as anything as his mature work but it has all the elements you've come to know and love. 'Nuf said.Published 10 months ago by Carlo Marx