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By Neal Stephenson

One in all Time magazine's a hundred all-time top English-language novels.

Only as soon as in an outstanding whereas does a author come alongside who defies comparison—a author so unique he redefines the best way we glance on the global. Neal Stephenson is the sort of author and Snow Crash is this type of novel, weaving digital fact, Sumerian fable, and almost about every little thing in among with a funky, hip cybersensibility to deliver us the gigathriller of the data age.

In fact, Hiro Protagonist offers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., yet within the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a brand new trojan horse that’s outstanding down hackers in every single place, he races alongside the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy challenge for the shadowy digital villain threatening to result in infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp via a destiny the USA so strange, so outrageous…you’ll realize it instantly.

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