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Old 07-12-2019, 12:16 AM
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I pretty much agree with the consensus here. Too many unaddressed loose ends; too many plot lines that were just dropped. I liked the Ameristan section and the questions it raised, but was never heard from again later in the book. He could have woven that in--things are gonna get dicey when religious nutsos that refuse to upload are the ones with their fingers on the power switch. But it just turned into a high fantasy/Biblical/Greek god adventure by the end, which I didn't much care for--not the kind of thing I read Stephenson for.

I did enjoy it for the most part, but Cryptonomicon or Anathem it wasn't.