Below is my review from Goodreads on Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon. I have been a member of Goodreads for about as long as I have been blogging, but I am much less regular with my reviews than I am with my blog posts. It is still a great site–sort of a Facebook for people who love reading.
I finally finished. I must say, it got better and better the farther I got through. On the list of books tech interns must read before trying to understand geek culture, I might place this one between Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Snowcrash. With threads ranging across 4 continents, 5 main characters and 2 time periods, this book takes a lot of brain-space to get through. But it was worth it. xkcd could have been writing about Randy in the Philippines when they drew this:
Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.-Thoreau