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Reamde
Reamde: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Anathem, returns to the terrain of his groundbreaking novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Cryptonomicon to deliver a high-intensity, high-stakes, action-packed adventure thriller in which a tech entrepreneur gets caught in the very real crossfire of his own online war game.In 1972, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, fled to the mountains of British Columbia to avoid the draft. A skilled hunting guide, he eventually amassed a fortune by smuggling marijuana across the border between Canada and Idaho. As the years passed, Richard went straight and returned to the States after the U.S. government granted amnesty to draft dodgers. He parlayed his wealth into an empire and developed a remote resort in which he lives. He also created TRain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game with millions of fans around the world.But TRains success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a players electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the games virtual universeand Richard is at ground zero.Racing around the globe from the Pacific Northwest to China to the wilds of northern Idaho and points in between, Reamde is a swift-paced thriller that traverses worlds virtual and real. Filled with unexpected twists and turns in which unforgettable villains and unlikely heroes face off in a battle for survival, it is a brilliant refraction of the twenty-first century, from the global war on terror to social media, computer hackers to mobsters, entrepreneurs to religious fundamentalists. Above all, Reamde is an enthralling human storyan entertaining and epic page-turner from the extraordinary Neal Stephenson.
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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 101

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

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Lizpixie
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Decided I was in the mood for tackling this behemoth of a book tonight for my #MarchUnshelfing #challenge At 1,044pgs it definitely qualifies as a chunkster. And for a PB, let me tell you, it weighs a ton! A SF classic, it tells the story of Richard “Dodge” Forthrast, former pot smuggler turned RPG mogul. But success has made him a target and hackers infect it with REAMDE, a virus that holds players files for ransom. A tale for these buggy times!

MayJasper Good for you! Go for it 😊 3y
Clwojick 🤍🤍🤍 3y
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Chili
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #orange #scarathlon The only orange book I could find. 🤷🏻‍♀️#TeamStoker

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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RamsFan1963
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#BoringCover #UglyCover

Day 1

Not horrible, but it doesn't scream "Read Me!!" (See what I did there?) ???

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Rieltalk
Reamde: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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This was a fun read - especially because it brought together some unlikely pairings (MMORPGs, badass special forces action, international cooperation?, family struggles, multiple characters coming into their own) - so ridiculous yet so believable.. The story arcs are incredibly fast-paced and action-packed that it feels as if these people are the only ones in existence!

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tessavi
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Audible US is haveing a 3 for 2 sale! The 3rd one I got is the tagged book. I still got 3 credits left but didn't spot anything else, and already own quite a few.
#audiblesale #audible3for2

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BookHermit
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Jane Eyre reference FTW! 🙌

Pruzy Also better cause for celebration than a marriage tbh... 🤷‍♂️ 3y
BookHermit @Pruzy Agreed! 3y
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BookHermit
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This is exactly how I feel whenever I am in one of these behemoths

tpixie Lol yes- once inside, you could be anywhere! And I used to live in Wichita, KS! ( I‘m in a nearby town now!) 3y
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt7 This is the first novel to feature Zulu & her uncle Richard “Dodge” Forthrast, a billionaire whose made his money off a virtual world called T‘Rain where you can live the life you choose. But a virus called ‘Reamde‘ is introduced which holds players to ransom & when Dodge and his team raid the hackers, things go horribly wrong.

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Chili
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@jillannjohn #justbookit starting this chunkster. Litsy really needs a way to mark books on your TBR as owned. If I acquire a book on my TBR I just mark it as read and don‘t rate it until I actually read it. #BFC

jillannjohn I‘d like to see that feature too! Your book looks interesting. 3y
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Jason7
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Reamde is especially long, which I don‘t mind if the length is warranted. It seems like I‘d have more to say about a book I spent over 2 weeks on, but it‘s not incredibly complex. Some of the coincidences are a bit improbable, verging on the outlandish. Events take a long time to unfold in this mystery/thriller. If I was to recommend a Stephenson novel, I‘d go with one of his others. Still,it wasn‘t bad. Overall rating: 4.07 stars

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Kristelh
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BooksAtNight
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Mehso-so

I have conquered this beast! What I liked the most about the book was the way Stephenson managed to connect all the plot points into a mostly believable story arc. I did feel bogged down by the amount of details but I think that‘s a given with his books.

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BooksAtNight
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I may have forgotten to check the page number on this beast. Last time I ever trust my friend who told me this was a “quick” read. 😱😳 *takes a deep breath and cancels all June plans*

JoyBlue Oh, boy! Good luck with that. 4y
BooksAtNight @JoyBlue Thank you! I will definitely need it! 4y
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Oryx
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Great story, fast paced, feels like it would be a great movie. From the blurb I thought it would be quite techy/sci-fi but was more adventure thriller. Moving from Seattle to Canada to China, to the Philippines, with hackers, billionaires, gamers, terrorists, Russian mafia... Kept me interested the whole 38 odd hours.

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Oryx
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One of the longest I've attempted in a while... 38.5 hours. I'm 45 minutes in. So far, I like.

Lacythebookworm My husband is listening to this one. He didn‘t realize how long it was before he started. 😂 I believe he is enjoying it though. 5y
LectricSheep I own this in paperback! I bought everything of Stephenson‘s I could find after I read Seveneves. 😅 How is it?! 5y
Oryx @LectricSheep it's early days, but very "readable" if I can day that about an audiobook. Listenable? ? I read Seveneves last year, really liked it. This is my second Stephenson. Which others would you recommend? 5y
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LectricSheep @Oryx I thought The Rise and Fall of DODO was very fun— not like Seveneves at all, but good in a different way. Those are the only two of his I‘ve read so far, but I‘m hoping to change that! 5y
Oryx @LectricSheep I've had my eye on that one for a while, I'll probably cave soon and buy it. Been holding out for a good deal on it 5y
Andrew65 I‘m just completing Pillars Of The Earth at 41 hours! 5y
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Mquatlanta
Reamde: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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My second book by this author, and to be honest it started well. But ‘m only 63 pages in after starting it ten days ago. And it‘s 1,000+ pages long. At this rate, I‘ll finish in July. And my TBR stack is so high that I‘m putting this aside until I have a long plane trip.....looonnngggg plane trip.

SusanInTiburon Good self-care 🤗 5y
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Andrew65
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Has anyone read this? Seems a good bargain, but not an author I have read yet. Any feedback from anyone on this or the author?

Oryx Deliberating over this too. 😀 5y
Andrew65 @Oryx Glad I'm not alone and not long to midnight to make a decision. 😬 (edited) 5y
Oryx @Andrew65 I've gone for it. 38 hours for 2.99, bargain. I really liked Seveneves, so have been meaning to try another one by him anyway. 5y
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Andrew65 @Oryx I think I am going to join you as you say that many hours for Qa.99 and heard positive things about 5y
Ms_T I‘ve seen that a few times today and keep reading it as Readme. Must be a sign... 🤔 5y
Andrew65 @Ms_T I did exactly the same! I put it in Goodreads as readme and couldn't understand why the book didn't show up. 😂 5y
Ms_T @Andrew65 Hahaha! Glad I‘m in good company 😉 5y
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LittlePixels
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My current #bookhaul seems to have an unintentional color theme. ? This stack is what happens when you run up to #BarnesandNoble "just for the free book" the kiddo earned in their summer reading program. Plus the two extra the kiddo talked me into for herself. Well played, BN, well played. #summerreading #raisingreaders #homeschool

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wanderer15
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Prototypical Neal Stephenson thrill ride - huge (1040pp), action-packed, technologically-savvy, maybe a little over-descriptive in spots, but on the whole really entertaining. Some of the action takes place in a World of Warcraft-like online game, which was especially fun for me as a former player - but the plot moves from virtual world to real world seamlessly and I would think even non-gamers might enjoy it.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This one is on my to-read list, I really enjoyed his 5y
wanderer15 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa you can also use it as a doorstop when you're done... 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wanderer15 I might have to splurge on the ebook there, or see if the library has it in ebook, hauling that brick might result in wrist injury. 😂 (edited) 5y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Page 50:
This is kinda like Ready Player One! I love this!
Page 500: Please stop. I just can't anymore. How much longer???

mjdowens 1056 pages??? Holy crap. I have seen books about the history of the English shorter than that😂😂 6y
LiteraryinLawrence Ha, @wanderer15 is reading this too and it sure is looooong! I know it's holding his interest though. 6y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @mjdowens And those are probably way more interesting 😫 6y
mjdowens 😂😂😂 6y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @LiteraryinLititz To me, it's like reading a James Bond movie. Maybe like 4 James Bond movies. In excruciating detail. No offense to Ian Fleming. 😉 6y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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This book is 1000+ pages. That small lump is my bookmark. Poor lil guy!

melrailey That size has always got me on that one. 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like one I should tackle on ebook, save my back and arms! Wow! 6y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Im practically spraining my wrist if I read lying down, but it's worth it. I keep thinking of Cheryl Strayed in Wild tearing up the chunks of books she's read and burning them to lessen the weight in her pack. I get it now! 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I bet! That's my only downfall with hardcovers... it takes me twice as long to read them because I'm unwilling to carry them everywhere & usually only end up reading in small doses. 6y
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Pruzy
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I'm not going to lie...my success rate with reading #doorstoppers is not great. Don't get me wrong, I think Neal Stephenson is a great writer, just the video game based story line of Reamde wasn't for me. That said, I really enjoyed Snowcrash and wasn't the Metaverse just like a video game?? #Riotgrams

zombie_kitty1987 I liked snowcrash allot. I've had remade and seveness on my tbr for awhile. They are just so intimidating because his books are huge 😐 6y
Pruzy @zombie_kitty1987 It's like his goal to write a longer novel every time! I got through Anathem and felt very accomplished afterwards! (edited) 6y
ReadingEnvy I got through Quicksilver (haaaated it), Anathem (😍), and bought Seveneves but only read 100 pages. With Stephenson it's either love or hate. 6y
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Pruzy @ReadingEnvy Maybe that's just the way it goes with Stephenson! 6y
tournevis I don't read doorstoppers in paper form. I buy an electronic version first and buy paper if I loved it. 6y
tournevis Doorstoppers hurt. 6y
Pruzy @tournevis Let's just say my success with ebooks is even lower 6y
tournevis @Pruzy That sucks. KSR is great though! 6y
tournevis @Pruzy Kim Stanley Robertson 6y
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Floorcookie
Reamde: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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Intelligent page turner. Was a long read, but I really enjoyed it.

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karenlees
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#whereiread for #riotgrams
Also where I hope to spend all weekend, getting into Reamde.

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carys14
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Decisions, decisions...

What should I listen to next?

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Is Reamde about 300 hours long? 😂 6y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh - I see - 38 hours! Woah!! 6y
carys14 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com that's one of my deciding factors. Do I want something short enough that I will likely finish before the year's end? Or go with the shortest? Or the one that has been in my account the longest? Or do I just eeny meeny mo it? 6y
Ellsbeth The Fireman and Reamde are both excellent. Go with Hill if you want something a bit darker, and Stephenson if you don't. I need to read the Atwood. 6y
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Mel
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maxjaykay
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massive, engrossing and utterly fascinating.

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DaveNeufeld
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After turning a bunch of my gen x peers onto Ready Player One, I tried to take it up a notch and tell them that REAMDE was equally fun. Unfortunately the jump from Cline to Stephenson just wasn't the same level of easy to digest soft serve ice cream nostalgia that they were hoping for 😂

#FunFridayPhoto

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like it might be one I want to read! 6y
Marchpane Love that description of Ready Player One! 🍦🍦🍦 6y
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Seattlejulie
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If I could have two thumbs up I would. Love this book! Super fun and fast paced adventure.

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