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Neal Stephenson: Snow Crash (Paperback, 2008, Bantam Spectra) 4 stars

In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the …

My Review Of "Snow Crash"

4 stars

Read it ages ago, I think in 1995. The best thing is that the hero is named "Hiro Protagonist" and is a katana-wielding pizza delivery driver. This wasn't as cringe in the 90ies as it is now. Like most CyberPunk classics it has become too uncomfortably real. This book also coined the term "Metaverse" for an escapistic virtual reality. Apparently it is now required reading at Meta. The sumerian Spiel with Enki is quite boring TBH.