Snow crash is probably my favorite of his that I have read. It's not that what he's written afterwards is bad, far from it, if anything, he has become a much more ambitious, but yeah, like I said, he doesn't seem to be able to write anything less that 1000 pages, which, um, yeah, makes his books quite difficult to get through. And that's why Snow Crash is interesting, he was able to write a novel revolving around interesting ideas, but it moves and has more of a sense of action that some of his later books.
Apparently, some people are referring to his upcoming novel, Reamde, as a bit of a thriller so that should be interesting.
Anyways, I still haven't finished the Baroque Cycle, hell, I have only read the first one and there are two more, which are also about 1000 pages long, lol.
And speaking about writers of ideas, China Mieville, also just released a novel, which I have yet to get my flippers on, which apparently deals with language and what have you. I am such a nerd.
I haven't read either of Stephenson's collaborations, but I have read all of his other novels from Zodiac through Anathem. I have enjoyed every one immensely. He is an amazingly talented man. Reamde should not disappoint.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward puts together another incredible piece of current history. Good stuff for the political buff!
"...it becomes important to add the right people...and staying with the theme that we're not going for the sex, we're going for the meat.”
-Dean Lombardi to The Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek; July 10, 2009