Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson Great read, and yet unfortunately not my kind of novel. I guess cyberpunk just isn't my thing, but hey, I had to give it a try to find out, right?

And ultimately, I'm glad I did. After finishing Snow Crash, I totally understand why this book is considered Stephenson's greatest classic. Awesome characters, awesome world, and especially awesome concepts/philosophies. I just wish I had a little more interest in some of the latter, but I could still grasp and recognize their merits and appreciate them for that alone.

For obvious reasons it was hard for me to become fully immersed in the novel, but between bouts of ambivalence there were definitely some high points which had me riveted. If nothing else, I found this book fascinating and fun.