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Old 03-09-2016, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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seveneves

it's neal stephenson . . . it's long, it's involved, it's detailed, it's another good example of crafting a world

I'm not done - I've got 300 pages to go (which means I am close to 2/3rds done, because neal stephenson) but I have read enough to state that if you like neal stephenson's prose you should enjoy this book

note - it is in no way positive or optimistic like say 'anathem' is. damn book has given me nightmares. It's a book about an apocalypse - and neal doesn't half *** things

let me put it this way - I went from reading WW1 history books to reading this sci-fi novel - I will probably go back to the WW1 history to lighten things up
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Like many of his novels, seveneves is divided into three parts. Have you started "book 3" yet? It lightens up a bit...

Incidentally, if you haven't, then you still probably don't get the title yet... That was an "ahhh" moment for me.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had the ah moment well before the end of the second section The idea swarmed to me and I got where NS got the name for this big ride idea from

the third book is definitely lighter
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I just finished this book recently, really liked it.
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I love Stephenson. Cryptonomicon is probably one of my favorite books of all time. Seveneves was very good, too!
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