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Cryptonomicon

Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: New York : Avon Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An American computer hacker operating in Southeast Asia attempts to break a World War II cypher to find the location of a missing shipment of gold. The gold was stolen by the Japanese during the war. By the author of The Diamond Age.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Adventure fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 0380973464 9780380973460
OCLC Number: 40631785
Description: 918 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Neal Stephenson.
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An American computer hacker operating in Southeast Asia attempts to break a World War II cypher to find the location of a missing shipment of gold. The gold was stolen by the Japanese during the war. By the author of The Diamond Age.

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by CHILDREE (WorldCat user on 2005-10-30)

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptonomicon

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Testosterone for the inner geek

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-03-02) Very Good Permalink

  This is a large, full-bodied book that will most likely appeal to young men who want a cross between an O'Reilly computer manual and an action movie. All the major characters are men, and the women feature into the plot mostly for sexual tension or as problems...
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Fascinating, fun and fast-paced

by andyhavens (WorldCat user published 2009-07-17) Excellent Permalink

Neal Stephenson's best, so far, in my opinion. While "Snow Crash" is undeniably important from a "let's talk about the metaverse and cyberstuff" perspective, I believe "Cryptonomicon" is simply a better novel. The parallels between WWII cryptography and the disguising of data related to war efforts...
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So Awesome

by jasonfleming73 (WorldCat user published 2009-03-18) Excellent Permalink

This book is the highlight of Neal Stephenson's career, and that says a lot right there.

 

Intricate and well composed. 

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