JP Vossen on 9 Jun 2012 00:40:24 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] I need a book recommendation

Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 12:45:30 -0400
> From: Doug Stewart > <>

On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Jay Dobies <> wrote:
>  I'm one of the few geeks who just doesn't get Stephenson. I want to try Snow
>  Crash again but I hated Cryptonomicon. It felt like 100 pages of story
>  stretched out into 800 pages of fluff.
That's definitely a position I can respect. I think it's something to
do with his OCD-esque prose at points. He focuses on details that
might seem trivial (Proper Methodology For Eating Cap'n Crunch comes
to mind) but that appeal to a certain strain in some folks. I read
those sections and think "Well played, good sir." while others think
"What a waste...!"

Sign me up for a fan, and that bit had me rolling on the floor. But I can't get into the Baroque stuff, and I can't read him (or Gibson) when I have too much else going on, he's too dense.

But I haven't seen anyone mention "In the Beginning was
the Command Line", which is arguably more on topic than anything else. The Hole Hog bit puts me on the floor every time too. Also interesting:

I learned yesterday that Mark Russinovich has written at least one novel called _Zero Day: A Novel_. I obviously haven't read it yet, but it could be interesting.

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