Some Remarks

Some Remarks

Essays and Other Writing

Book - 2012
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"A collection of essays from #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson"--
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062024435
Branch Call Number: 814.54 STE NVD
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 24 cm

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rspanny
Feb 03, 2013

Aside from the two author interviews, the rest of this collection largely consists of routine and ponderous essays. The two short stories were trendy for their time in the 1990s, but I found them unsatisfying. The article “Blind Secularism” had an original insight, but when reading the rest of the book, I got that “I’ve heard this all before” feeling. I’m glad I got this book free from the library. This is from a reader who enjoyed Stephenson’s “Baroque Cycle” and who likes his prose style. But compared to Stephenson’s novels, this book lacks heft (both in pages and interest).

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SWSCHUMACK
Sep 17, 2012

EXCELLENT.

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