In 2008, Seth recommended "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson and said...
Neal Stephenson blends humor and pop culture and an expert's eye for science fiction. This book woke me up to the reality of the world we were about to enter, and it gave me the energy and confidence to imagine a world fundamentally different than the one we were leaving.
When I ran Yoyodyne ten years ago, every one of my employees had to read this book.
Seth also recommended the book again in 2018 and said:
Snow Crash matters because of the ideas within.
What others thought about "Snow Crash"
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Author(s): Publisher: Bantam Books
In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous… you'll recognize it immediately.