Adam Stortz

Location: Erie, IL USA


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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
In Cryptonomicon, Stephenson uses his usual style of over-production and explanation of everything from the cracking of the Nazi Enigma machine down to a man shaving his beard for the first time in several years. This style can be very monotonous, and sometimes seems to serve no real purpose; but this also gives the reader a great amount of detail and background on important ideas in the book that may or may not be familiar to them. So at times it is annoying, and other times it is very helpful. Stephenson does an excellent job of explaining everything in detail, but sometimes he goes a little far and what may have been quite interesting at first, becomes monotonous… Read more