Snow Crash - by Neal Stephenson

Another possibility for March book, or a later meet-up. "From the opening line of his breakthrough cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson plunges the reader into a not-too-distant future. It is a world where the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city-states, and the Internet--incarnate as the Metaverse--looks something like last year's hype would lead you to believe it should. Enter Hiro Protagonist--hacker, samurai swordsman, and pizza-delivery driver. When his best friend fries his brain on a new designer drug called Snow Crash and his beautiful, brainy ex-girlfriend asks for his help, what's a guy with a name like that to do? He rushes to the rescue. A breakneck-paced 21st-century novel, Snow Crash interweaves everything from Sumerian myth to visions of a postmodern civilization on the brink of collapse. Faster than the speed of television and a whole lot more fun, Snow Crash is the portrayal of a future that is bizarre enough to be plausible."

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  • Ben

    Had some good discussions, but sadly only 4 of us showed up.
    Great to meet you Sarah and Deanna. ALWAYS good to see you, Girts! :)

    April 6, 2014

  • Girts

    It was good seeing you again, Ben. Nice meeting you, Sarah and Deanna!

    April 6, 2014

  • Ben

    Hey Girts!! Glad you're gonna make it! See you tomorrow! :)

    April 5, 2014

  • Rachel

    No way I'll have it done in time - have fun gang!

    April 5, 2014

  • Janelle B

    Oy, don't think I'll have time to read this before Sunday. See you guys at the next one!

    April 1, 2014

  • Ben

    Can't wait to see you all there! Snow Crash was a book I was given when I first got to SF so it holds a special place in my heart.
    I was asked to be the Event Host and I'm not entirely sure what that entails, but I know I can count on the cadre of survivors that I'm proud to call my book club.

    March 21, 2014

  • Ben

    Damn! New date I'll be in Santa Barbara! Have fun!

    March 9, 2014

    • Elena

      I changed it back to April 6; looks like a better date.

      March 14, 2014

  • Elena­ changed the date and time from Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    March 10, 2014

  • Elena­ changed the date and time from Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    March 9, 2014

  • Ben

    April 6, snow crash. I even have the tattoo from this book! :-)

    March 5, 2014

  • Ben

    LOL! Glad the date changed! A book in 10 days isn't impossible, but some of us have jobs and need sleep.

    March 5, 2014

  • Elena­ changed the date and time from Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    March 5, 2014

  • Elena­ changed the date and time from Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    March 5, 2014

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