I was walking past the Sogo on Fuxing Rd. near Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station (忠孝復興捷運站). Part of the Down Fuxing North Road Series.
I first discovered Neal Stephenson when someone gave me his book Cryptonomicon.
I was fascinated by it.
A few years later, I discovered Snow Crash, The Diamond Age and Interface. At last news, The Diamond Age will become a mini-series on the SciFi channel.
I have tried reading the Baroque Cycle at least twice, but to no avail. The Baroque Cycle is composed of three volumes; Quicksilver, The Confusion and The System of the World. I have seen the first two on sale at Page One for 400 NTD. I might just get them and start reading some more Stephenson while I wait for the new Alastair Reynolds book The Prefect to
come out later this year come out on April 2nd 2007. That should give me at least a few weeks of reading material, on top of everything else that I read.
(This was a few years ago and I was able to read a few hundred pages at most.)
Reading ebooks is never good. So most probably, I will get them in the next few weeks in order to finish them at last. This reminds me when I was younger and tried reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace. I was about 13 at the time and was very interested by my mother’s very large and thick book.
I started reading it, but after 200 pages could not stomach it any further, because of the repetitiveness of the troupe movements.
I managed to finish the book a few months later, but it was a challenge.
I reread Snow Crash when my interest in memes and memetics spiked last year, I believe. Here is my first post about this. And this is the second post on Snow Crash.
So today, I got myself a hardcopy of The Diamond Age. Good news, I’ve already started the book and most probably will finish it this week.
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