Books - Review

CryptonomiconComplex plot jumping back and forth between WWII and present day following Bletchley Park code-breakers, Pacific beach-storming marines, Japanese engineers and modern US hi-tech business people. All linked by code-breaking/cryptography type things and gold.
by Neal Stephenson
Score: 8
Published: 1999
Read: September 30th 2007


John said

Excellent, really enjoyed it, although need to read it closely due to tangled and interweaving plot lines. Just about managed though, in spite of more of less taking a break of one week during golf week with JEJ when was mostly too tired to concentrate or too busy playing backgammon, cards, monopoly. Has a whole Appendix on how one particular code works but no need to read that. Phew!

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