If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Decided to give myself one of those slow read challenges and finally started Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. This is the third book of his that I have started. By length alone it is comparable to Anathem, which was a big challenge to get through, but ultimately very satisfying. I hope to get a similar experience form this novel.
You mean like the gaping plotholes and logic flaws?
HAY GUIS, LETS SHOOT DOWN FLYING OBJECTS WITH ARROWS!
Well I also wanted to post the fact that there were some unfinished problems about the plot, but was too tired last night.
I found that book ruint the whole thing for me.
Well, when I was talking about moments that will stay with me from the book, I was referring to some scenes that I found very unpredictable. I mean there were some moments when I just put the book down for 3-4 minutes, and I started wondering about all the things that might happen in the next chapter. And in 75% of the cases, something completely different happened. That really impressed me.
I was happy that Peeta and Katniss ended up together. I was a bit upset (but just a BIT!) about the moment when Katniss finally said to Peeta that she loved him. Although the scene was really beautiful and fancy and sweet, after I rooted for the two of them for 3 books, I would've wanted the "decisive moment", if I may call it that way, to be more than half a page. But I must say that 2 pages later when the book was over, and thus the whole trilogy, I wasn't just content, I was pretty happy with how it ended.
Sure, there were some stuff that could have been explained a bit better. I mean some characters in the book, although not important to the action of the book, but pretty important to one of the main characters, were just thrown away and nothing was spoken of them after that.
We could talk more through messages if you want, so that we can get more spoilery.
If you like. I'm afraid much of the book was spoiled earlier in this topic, as cupcake and I read them and discussed them.
The last book(s) I read were from "The Night Angel Trilogy". I liked the first book but they slowly declined as they went on. I would say the first 2 books are definitely worth a read and the last one depends on how much you liked the first 2.
Oh and I also reread the hobbit for the 100th time. I wnat to recommend it but maybe it would be better to read it (if you are crazy enough not to have read it already) after the movie comes out so nothing is spoiled.
Grrrr, but then you'd have to wait until both movies come out. All you people should just read The Hobbit now!
No seriously, Jackson did a great job adapting the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (leaving in only what needed to be left in), I don't think it hurts to read The Hobbit before seeing the movies.
Similarly, don't read the New Testament until after seeing Passion of the Christ so nothing is spoiled.
Reading Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Enigma: The Battle For the Code. This is kind of the first book I've read about the whole hunt for the Engima code from World War II, I read some other "Secret Tales/Missions/Secret Weapons" books, but they don't go into way detail about this one subject I've been curious about. He actually goes to the trouble of explaining how the code worked, how the machine operated, and how the cryptographers cracked the code. It may have lost me a bit because of the complexity, but it was a treat to learn how it worked.
Still not done, but I am intrigued.