Cryptonomicon

I just finished re-reading one of my favorite books, Neil Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon. I don’t often reread books, but this one is really a classic, and I got even more out if it the second time around. If for some reason you haven’t already read it, and you are the type of person who likes sci-fi, startups, computers, crypto and the like, I’d highly recommend it. I’m a pretty quick reader, so having a book that lasts a week or two is also a pleasant change from briefer, quicker material. There are lots of subtle references and nuances to keep your mind entertained outside of the main story line, which is pretty good in and of itself, spanning two timelines, one during the second world war, and one in the late nineties (it’s been a while since I’ve had to type startx to launch a GUI on Linux!).

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