The story begins with a wild pizza delivery ride, then turns left on every page. Stephenson’s first blockbuster novel is a page turning thriller that never slows down. At publication, comparisons were made to William Gibson and Thomas Pynchon. While it’s true that Stephenson stands on their shoulders, his voice is unique and captivating.
A solid thriller from a top idea-driven writer. The story revolves around a massive online interactive game with hackers, gamers, and bad guys both inside and outside of the game environment. The action proceeds at breakneck pace and the characters keep you invested in the plot from start to finish.