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Snow Crash
Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
Only once in a great while doesa writer come along who defies comparison -- awriter so original he redefines the way we look atthe world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer andSnow Crash is such a novel, weavingvirtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just abouteverything in between with a cool, hipcyber-sensibility to bring us the gigantic thriller of theinformation age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist deliverspizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Inc., but itthe Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plungingheadlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that'sstriking down hackers everywhere, he races alongthe neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroymission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening tobring about infocalypse. Snow Crashis a mind-altering romp through a future Americaso bizarre, so outrageous... you'll recognize itimmediately.
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TechPreacher
Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
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A must read in the cyberpunk genre.

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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2mo
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suvata
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Panpan

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danx
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Just picked this up in a book sale. I read it approximately 15 years ago, and loved it. Very curious to see how it‘s aged, but it‘s first stop will be with a young friend who‘d loved Ready Player One, which he lent to me and I felt like it was Snow Crash fan fiction :P

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HotMessJess
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I know I‘m on mat leave, but my program had a big meeting today and I couldn‘t miss it... but look what my boss gifted me for my leave!! 😭 she knows me well!

Soubhiville I love this book! 11mo
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AndTheBeasts
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Finally cracking into this.

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tessavi
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Went to the Kanda used book fair with @tokyoseg and came home with 8 books! Looking forward to the foreign book bargain fair in two weeks 😁

tokyoseg Impressive haul 😁 14mo
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Maewyn
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@Mitch is doing a #50kreadinglifegiveaway. Thank you, very much!

Five words to describe my reading life:
🔮 fantastic
🗺 searching
📚 knowledgeable (not that I retain it necessarily but I love reading about new things)
🎪 entertaining
😜 unapologetic

Mitch Great set if words 👍🏼. Thanks for taking part 🙏 1y
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RamsFan1963
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Panpan

I don't understand the hype given to this book, it was pretty mediocre in my opinion, I never connected with any of the characters and had to force myself to finish it.

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RamsFan1963
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#7 sounds just my cup of tea

#4567blindgiveaway

@kstadt929

kstadt929 Thanks for entering! Good luck! 🍀 1y
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RamsFan1963
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Pumpkin
Fireplace
Pie
Owls
The Addams Family
Anne Rice
Halloween
#ALLTHEFALL

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RamsFan1963
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This has been sitting on my TBR shelves for awhile now, but finally getting around to reading it. I'm trying to ignore all the hype and take the book at face value.

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Maewyn
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When you are wrestling for a sword, the man with the handle always wins.

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SpideyBaggins
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SpideyBaggins
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This has been on my TBR list for quite some time, and I‘m finally getting around to reading it. Have heard so many wonderful things about it. No pressure ;) #scifi

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📚🤓 1y
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shrewandsnail
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1. Ooh hard to choose. I am going with Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. I loved that book.
2. Tetris.
3. I've been listening to Sisters of Mercy a lot lately, and The Smiths and Siouxsie always. I also love 80s pop, my first tape was Culture Club!
4. Highlander, the Princess Bride, Indiana Jones, Die Hard are some faves.

Thanks @JoScho !!

JoScho Love Die Hard! Thanks for playing ❤️ 2y
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Johnkemp014
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tournevis
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It is snowing. Full on snowing. The picture does not show just how much it is snowing.

😭😭😭

AmyG I have the same. 🙁 2y
pilardib Beautiful 😮 2y
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tournevis @pilardib I do hope I won't have to shovel. 2y
tracey38 I'm sorry. My family in PA have been taking similar pics today. I think everyone is ready for warm weather! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Same in my neighbourhood. And it‘s falling on top of the ice that accumulated over the past few days and which me can‘t shovel away. At this point, we‘re just waiting for the warmer temps to come at the end of the week. I am so done with winter!😠 2y
Melissa_J Sucks doesn‘t it? I refuse to look outside. At least it is supposed to be sunny and warm this weekend. 2y
Gezemice We had that yesterday morning. It is ridiculous. 2y
LibrarianJen I‘ll trade you the wind and sand storm we are having for your snow! 2y
KarynGood It‘s snowing here too. 😕 2y
rabbitprincess It's the sort of snow my family calls "Christmas magic" snow after the inevitable magical snowfall at the end of bad Christmas movies ? 2y
tournevis @tracey38 Warmer, you bet! 2y
tournevis @PurpleyPumpkin We were exceptionnaly lucky that most of the weekend ice had time to melt before this thing started. That I will not complain about 2y
tournevis @Melissa_J I'll believe it when I see it. 2y
tournevis @Gezemice Yesterday morning, we had icing rain and sleet... 2y
tournevis @LibrarianJen Yeah, I wouldn't want that. No. 2y
tournevis @rabbitprincess Except this one as actually made of water instead of soap flakes. 2y
xicanti Booooooo. 2y
mrozzz Waaaaah 😖 2y
tournevis @xicanti @mrozzz It's supposed to snow again today, but it's *supposed* to be sunny and seasonal this weekend. I'll believe it when I see it. 2y
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danibel
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🙌🏼

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danibel
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Hey, Neal Stephenson? Are you kidding me with these names? 😆

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danibel
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Currently reading

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demicaractere
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@Kallik93 And here's the full list. I‘ve already read both Ella Enchanted and The Goose Girl (and I positively adore both of them) but I might try them as audiobooks this time. Also, I hope I can get my hands on the graphic novels on this list. #freakyfriday #april2018 #recommendations

RainyDayReading Love Graceling! 2y
Clwojick Does your library have Libby Overdrive or Hoopla? I find all my graphic novels on those apps. Just sign up with your library cars 2y
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catsuit_mango
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When your book is reminding you that nobody wants to do your job!

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catsuit_mango
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One to read in the bus, one to read at home #vendredilecture

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catsuit_mango
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10 hours flight + delay... Glad I packed a good companion

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catsuit_mango
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So I'm going on a vacation next week... To the beach so no ereader. And I need to decide which books to bring. And my brain just froze.... Help please?

catsuit_mango And how many books would you bring for 7 days plus 2 10hours flights? Diving in the mornings so no all day marathon but still... 2y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#ReadingResolutions #Network
@Jess7

A novel about the dangers of the Pizza delivery industry. 😁

Also one of the most interesting cyberpunk novels I've ever read. People seem to either hate it or love it.

I'm in the 'love it' camp. 👍

vivastory I'm hard pressed to think of a better named character than Hiro Protagonist 2y
DGRachel I bought this one last year. It‘s languishing on my TBR bookcase. 😱 2y
GypsyKat This sounds like something the hubs would like @TheWhiteHatter 2y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai @DGRachel @GypsyKat I really enjoyed it. Alot of folks do not. So I can't vouch for your enjoyment levels. The book does have quite the 'cult' following though so I suppose that says something...? 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @vivastory right? While many think that's a horrible name - I find it pretty dang hilarious. 👍 2y
Jabberwocky This sounds delightful 2y
Vinjii I really struggled getting into it. I probably should try again. It just all was confusing and complicated in the first few pages. 2y
sarahbellum An ex boyfriend bought this for me for Christmas a few years ago and it‘s been sitting on my bookshelf ever since. I‘ve been thinking that this year will be the year to finally read it 🍕 2y
Soubhiville I love it too! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Yep. Love it. 2y
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tournevis
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Nope. Nope. Nope.

Nebklvr I think she is actually saying “Stay inside, moron, or else...” 2y
tournevis @Nebklvr I sent my hubby outside to walk the dog. It'll be a very short walk... 2y
BookishTrish Maybe you could build the motherloving snowman indoors with the snow from husband and dog's walk? 2y
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tournevis @BookishTrish That would just mean more mopping for me, though... 2y
tournevis @BookishTrish The hubby said he's not going out again today. 2y
BookishTrish Snowman plans = thwarted! Back to the drawing board... 2y
Jess7 Omg! 2y
tournevis @Jess7 Fun times! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 It‘s snowing here too! But my kids are loving it 2y
tournevis @ForeverNerdy I am certain they are 2y
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tournevis
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It should get up to -16ºC this pm, which is fine. I can do -16ºC easily. That's normal winter weather.

rabbitprincess Minus 16 is positively tropical by recent standards 😎 2y
tournevis @rabbitprincess Isn't it? It should be around -3 on the 8th!!! 2y
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tournevis
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Damn.

Lmstraubie 😨 2y
goodbyefrancie It's stupid cold! 2y
Melissa_J I hope this madness ends soon! Mind you, once it warms up we‘ll likely start getting more snow. I think I prefer cold to lots of snow ❄️ 2y
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rachelm It's like this here too. Yuck 2y
RachelO Wow! 😨 2y
xicanti It's almost the same here, only our windchill's only at -34. Booooooooo. 2y
LibrarianRyan And I thought it was cold here. 2y
tournevis @LibrarianRyan Celcius. But yeah, brrrrrr. 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I can‘t even imagine! We‘re freaking out here in Texas because it got down to 22 last night, and that‘s without a negative in front of it! 2y
tournevis @CindyMyLifeIsLit 22ºC or 22ºF? The first is summer like, the latter is very nippy. 2y
tournevis @CindyMyLifeIsLit It's like -17F outside right now. 2y
JacqMac We have warmed up to -18. After being out in -47 windchills yesterday, I‘m so excited that it‘s finally warming up. It has been a long week inside. 2y
OrangeMooseReads 😲 indoors and blankets. Stay warm 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @tournevis 22F. I‘ve never figured out centigrade! 😁. Supposed to be 18F tonight. We don‘t have the clothing for these temps! We had to put socks on our hands to play with the freak snowfall we had a couple of weeks ago! 😜 2y
tournevis @CindyMyLifeIsLit It's a whole new world! 2y
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tournevis
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Gah!

Melissa_J The only thing that will get me outside again today (aside from going home from work), is a trip to Chapters! 2y
AiBBot Ah one of my favourite books. It blew my mind when I read it 20 +years ago. Time for a reread. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Isn‘t this weather crazy?!?!? I‘m not sure I can go outside in this cold. Brrrr! 😳 2y
tournevis @Melissa_J @PurpleyPumpkin I'm thinking of ordering groceries in rather than going to the grocery store today. 2y
tournevis @AiBBot I need to reread it too. 2y
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FountainBookstore
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How I felt during #litsycrash2017.

Please. No. More.

#AddictedToLitsyLove

Chelleo Yes!! 2y
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LikelyLibrarian
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Panpan

While there were some interesting discussions of language and civilization, overall, this book was painful to read. I would have bailed after the first chapter if I weren't reading this for book club. To be fair, I'm not the target audience. In fact, if you aren't a teenage boy who's into computer games and programming, save yourself the heartache and leave this one on the shelf.

RamsFan1963 I totally felt the same way, this book wasn't written for me. I fell victim to the hype, expected a huge experience and was let down big time. People compare this to Ready Player One, but I don't see it. 1y
LikelyLibrarian @RamsFan1963 Me either. I‘ve read Ready Player One three times. There is no comparison! 1y
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Pruzy
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Playing a little post catch up here with another tag thanks to @julesG

These are my picks for 5 awesome novels with a cult following. I consider these to be cult novels because they have controversial plot points or transcended their genre and have gained a following.

I tag @Brie @Dogearedcopy @Bookishaf to give a list of their favourite cult novels a shot if they haven‘t done it already! #Cult5

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DGRachel
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This is the closest I can get to #onomatopoeia in my collection-eBook or print. 😳

#jubilantjuly

Librarianaut I love this cover!!! 2y
RealLifeReading Great cover! 2y
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Librarianaut
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The Raft from Snow Crash is what comes to mind with the prompt #floating #JuneBookBugs

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tournevis
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Day 15 of #riotgrams is Books and treats. Well, I'm on a train in a snowstorm (again) and I'm sick (again) so I'm not going to read much and there won't be any treats to worsen my stomach today. So grump. 😒😞🤢 #nofilter

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DuckOfDoom
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Mehso-so

I really like cyberpunk, so I was totally hyped when I started to read this, but, while it was good and the idea with Sumerian myth was fantastic, sometimes it dragged a bit too much to get a honest 'pick' from me.
Maybe it just was not the right book to read while being sick 😔

Laalaleighh I read book one of book one of his baroque trilogy and it was a slog. 3y
moranadatter Have you read False Hearts by Laura Lam? I loved that one. 3y
DuckOfDoom @kmdartist No, I haven't, but it sounds great! 3y
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LibraryDweller
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The year is 1992. The most advanced game is Wolfenstein 3D, and here is Neal Stephenson, predicting the mechanics and logistics of online games with scary clarity. The Metaverse will feel familiar to anyone who's ever played a multiplayer game in the past ten years. Snow Crash is the underappreciated middle sibling of Neuromancer and Ready Player One. recommended if you like either of these books, or fiction that influenced technology.

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Larkken
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Not patently Christmas-y, but it has snow in the title and I really have been meaning to read it, even if I did totally stall out with much dissatisfaction on Cryptonomicon. Any Stephenson fans out there? Should I try one of these in honor of Xmas? *snicker #12DaysofBookmas #letitsnow

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Faibka
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A little late for #publishedinthe1990s but peeking at my husband's smaller book collection a came across this duplicate which I already had! I guess we need to start comparing book shelves 😆 📚📚📚
#photoadaynov16

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CherylDeFranceschi
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A little mind-bending, 90's style. #publishedinthe90's #photoadaynov16

RealLifeReading I like your lights!! 3y
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mariejoechahine
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Bailedbailed

#threwitacrosstheroom Well would've thrown it if it wasn't on my ipad. I expected to like it since it looked similar to Ready Player One, but only enjoyed the first few chapters then got really bored. Maybe it was because i was expecting a fun read which turned out to be too dense?

Lindy Dense is a good description for this. I love the way mythology is layered with near-future science fiction. 3y
juliannebenford I enjoyed this one much more when I read it the second time - the first time a lot of it went over my head, it is quite dense like you say! 3y
Dogearedcopy I read this a few years ago; and was underwhelmed by it as well. Talking about it with a friend, we concluded that it was a product of its time (the 1990s when cyberpunk was burgeoning) but it hasn't aged well... I see a lot of readers now being disappointed with it so I could see this was becoming increasingly marginalized on the "Must Reads" lists 3y
Dogearedcopy * this becoming 3y
mariejoechahine @Dogearedcopy Yeah i thought about this as well 3y
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Broke_Girl_Reads
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YT is my pick for the #dariawannabe even though she's not a wannabe at all. She's smart, snarky, and the dictionary definition of badass. She's also my pick for #bestcharactername since the acronym she goes by is also a sarcastic little joke
#booktober #octphotochallenge

Art source: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Yours-Truly-143432885

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Soubhiville
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Once again #booktober calls for Snow Crash, this time for #bestcharactername, Hiro Protagonist. He's the, um, protagonist... 😜
Seriously though, amazing book!

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Oblomov26
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#bestcharactername #Booktober What would you call a half Japanese half African American, programmer-hacker, street samurai, pizza delivery man for the mafia in a futuristic cyber punk style universe? Hiro Protagonist of course. And the counterculture courier skater girl? Well that would be Y.T. (Yours Truly). This is the first Neal Stephenson that I read and I was sold on the basis of the names, but stayed for a smart thoughtful adventure novel

ReadingEnvy Absolutely 3y
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Soubhiville
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#outofthisworld by taking place half in a virtual reality, I adore this book!
#booktober! (Trigger warning- sexual assault)

Broke_Girl_Reads One of my all time favorites! 3y
Oblomov26 Read the main characters name (Hiro Protagonist) and knew I was going to enjoy this - it did not disappoint 😉 3y
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marixa
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Some peachy books #augustphotochallenge.

Mayread Those top 3 books. 🙌🏽 3y
MrBook What☝🏻️said! #NiceStack! 3y
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Santiago
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Pickpick

This is one of the best books I have ever read. Top 10. Set in a world that aged surprisingly well for an early vision of the Internet, the book is hilarious when it wants to be, and dead serious when it needs to be, as it carries you through an amazing story. An accomplishment of the genre.

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Sleffelshuffle
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Sleffel's book mail episode #2. Some adventure with a side of cyberpunk is never a bad thing. Stay tuned for my reviews! 😉