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    PDF or EBOOK (Reamde by Neal Stephenson) Neal Stephenson Ô 9 Read & download I thought when I started reading this book that Stephenson had turned in a classic Great American Novel By that I mean that the introduction to

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    PDF or EBOOK (Reamde by Neal Stephenson) Review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ô Neal Stephenson Neal Stephenson Ô 9 Read & download I took the week off between Christmas and New Years and decided the perfect book to end the year with was the new woolly MAMMOTH sized Neal Stephenson book Because we were traveling down to the in laws house a 12 hour trip to the ship channel in Texas I checked out a library copy With this size of book it is easy to break the spine while reading it and this is a book that actually forces the reader to abuse i

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  • Paperback
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  • Reamde by Neal Stephenson
  • Neal Stephenson
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 9781848874503

Review Reamde by Neal Stephenson

Review Reamde by Neal Stephenson Reamde by Neal Stephenson Characters ó 9 Er online role playing game with millions of fans around the world But T'Rain's success has also made it a target Hackers have struck gold unleashing REAMDE a virus that encrypts all of a player's electronic files and holds them for ransom They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game's virtual universe and Richard is at ground zero Racing around the globe from. Birth and death Chet said The poles of human existence We re like meridians all beginning and all ending in the same place We spread out from the beginning and go our separate ways over seas and mountains and islands and deserts each telling our own story as different as they could possibly be But in the end we all converge and our ends are as much the same as our beginnings Neal Stephenson has taken the notion of a multi player on line video game as the basis for an action novel and has raised it to the next level The characters in his story each have dangers and goals and must make use of available resources and allies while avoiding or killing obstructions or enemies Unlike their in game counterparts the novel s characters only get one life and must struggle to hang onto it against an assortment of unpleasantries including Russian gangsters storms at sea massive urban explosions petty criminals predators of the furry four footed variety booby traps and a charismatic Welsh terrorist of the Al aeda persuasion They acuire food clothing and transportation as they find them and make alliances necessary to survive Stephenson has a lot of fun paralleling developments in the real world with action in the game world Don t worry the former takes up the bulk and I do mean bulk of this novel My ARE weighs in at 980 pps I do not know how vast the final hardcover might be if they change the font size Neal Stephenson image from LA TimesCEO and creator Richard Forthrast s massively popular on line game T Rain has been hacked A group of Chinese gold miners are holding people s personal files hostage until they receive payment through the game When they foist this ploy on a petty criminal who was in the process of selling stolen credit card data to a Russian gangster things take a bad turn The gangster Ivanov rather than disappoint the even worse people to whom he reports opts to seek out the evil doers to redress his grievance That they happen to be located in the People s Republic of China adds a level of difficulty Jetting over with his security team which includes a mercenary formerly of Russian Special Forces a few subsididiary thugs and a Hungarian systems programmer he insists that those who had disappointed him come along One of them is the boyfriend of Zula Forthrast Richard s niece thus she is taken along as well and the game is afootIn short this is certainly the fastest thousand pager I have read The action is fast paced and unrelenting as Stephenson has chopped up his very large book into hundreds of one two and three page sections alternating among his various teams of characters and so keeping things crisp and fast His characters are nicely drawn with enough but not too much history and enough warts to matter without becoming gross about it You will not lose any sleep thinking about them but they are fun while you are following their journeys Yes there are people you can root for here And even the big bad guy has some appeal which tempers his awfulness Richard and Zula Forthrast in particular are wonderful characters as is the commando Sokolov There are of course a fair number of disposables there for canon fodder or target practiceBut Reamde is not a pure entertainment You can pick up some new information while enjoying this read Such as how a multi player on line game something like The World of Warcraft comes to be looking at the building blocks things like an underlying plot geology color sound architecture racial mix biota I would have liked even of that Another is a fascinating treatment of what an in game economy actual entails Inside the game off script users begin to morph elements of the game to their own purposes altering the canon color palette and engaging in a whole new sort of color war There is a rather kind look at the culture of some real world survivalists who have removed themselves from the world in a different way in anticipation of the collapse of civilization No one will mistake this for nobel level literature There is not much here for the literary treasure hunter although there are a few fun references here and there One character sees his affection for the girl of his dreams in terms of Don uixote There are plenty of nods and winks to some other action products One character an MI6 agent complains about the lack of romance in her job mentioning specifically that her life is nothing like that of James Bond as she is on her way to a place called Bourne s Ford Relating to another sort of literature one character thinks of himself and those around him as comic book superheroes secretly giving every one names from the Marvel universeStephenson has great fun paralleling the experiences of sundry characters both with each other and with events in the game from coping with being chained or handcuffed to the benefits of waving to the locals one passes I am sure there are many of these but I did not keep track My limitation here one of soooo many is that I am not a gamer There are undoubtedly scads of insider references for folks who are and I expect many of them will be posting reviews on GRDespite its thickness Reamde is not a deep book unless I missed a whole lot than I think I did but it is very enjoyable So if you are heading to a beach or a cabin or an undisclosed location where you can read for a really long time this is definitely a book worth lugging along If you are a gamer this will certainly be a fun time for you if of course you can drag your sorry ass away from the screen or maybe the next time your character is terminated with great prejudice by an unexpected exploding or piercing object or a very dark spell This is a fun read Play onPublication September 20 2011Review Posted July 2011Re posted May 15 2015EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Twitter Google Plus and FB pagesLabour camp detainees endure hard labour by day online gold farming by night My reviews of other Stephenson novels SevenEves The Rise and Fall of DODO

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Reamde by Neal Stephenson

Review Reamde by Neal Stephenson Reamde by Neal Stephenson Characters ó 9 In 1972 Richard Forthrast the black sheep of an Iowa farming clan fled to the mountains of British Columbia to avoid the draft A skilled hunting guide he eventually amassed a fortune by smuggling marijuana across the border between Canada and Idaho Parlaying his wealth into an empire Richard developed a remote resort in which he lives; he also created T'Rain a multibillion dollar massively multiplay. Damn but this book exhausted me It wasn t just having to hold up it s 127 lbs of bulk while trying to read that wore me out eitherStephenson hasn t made it easy on his fans since Cryptonomicon in 1999 with it and every book since being about 27000 pages long while spanning the late 1600s in Europe to World War II to another world complete with it s own languages and customs and each book was also crammed with detailed information about topics like finance and code breaking When I saw that this was going to be a modern day thriller that had something to do with a MMORPG I thought Neal was finally taking pity on us poor readers of only average intelligence and attention span and giving us an easier bookWrongAt over 1000 pages with a plot that races around the world and includes multiple characters in wildly different circumstances Reamde is not a thriller you just breeze through but like most things Stephenson I found that the effort I put into it was rewarded with a wild and uniue story and top notch writingRichard Forthrast fled the US for Canada to avoid the draft during Vietnam and once the war was over he made a small fortune as a marijuana smuggler Years later Richard put his pot money into the development of a MMORPG called T Rain and is now enormously wealthy and successful as the game is one of the most popular of its type around the worldRichard s relationship with his family in Iowa is strained but he loves his niece Zula An African refugee Zula was adopted by Richard s brother and grew up as an Iowa farm girl and recently graduated college with a computer degree Richard offers her a job and is thrilled that he ll get to spend time with her However hackers have put a virus called Reamde in the T Rain game and this inadvertently begins a chain of events with deadly conseuencesThe story roams from the US to the Isle of Man to Canada and China as well as various other locales and a huge cast of characters is involved Russian gangsters fantasy novelists British spies on line gamers a Hungarian money launderer Chinese hackers American survivalist nut jobs and Islamic terrorists all get mixed up in the plot and the book culminates in an epic way with 100 tense pages that stressed me out and left me needing a nap afterwardsWhile Stephenson still never met an info dump he didn t like he keeps the focus here mainly on the characters without taking long detours to explore concepts like he has in some of his other books although he does spend a fair amount of time explaining the nature of the T Rain game while working in some pretty funny observations about the fantasy genre and gaming Fans of his earlier work who grumble about the length and pace of his later stuff will still find plenty to bitch about here and there are some dead sub plots that could be trimmed with no damage done to the overall storyBut to me that s what makes a Neal Stephenson book special Yes he probably could have written a 300 to 400 page book that got most of the same plot into it but without the backstories and the time spent in the mind of each character as they think through their respective situations it d be just another book with a bunch of people running around with guns and laptops Part of the charm for me is Stephenson s uirky way of telling a story and he s delivered another great book here

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Review Reamde by Neal Stephenson Reamde by Neal Stephenson Characters ó 9 The Pacific Northwest to China to the wilds of northern Idaho Reamde traverses worlds virtual and real Filled with unexpected twists and turns in which unforgettable villains and unlikely heroes face off in a battle for survival it is a brilliant refraction of the twenty first century from the global war on terror to social media computer hackers to mobsters entrepreneurs to religious fundamentalist. I thought when I started reading this book that Stephenson had turned in a classic Great American Novel By that I mean that the introduction to the main character although actually this is a seriously ensemble piece so it s probably better to think of him as the spine character the events in the book could not take place without him even when as much of the time he s out of the room and has no knowledge of what s going on is a perfect serious statement of a particular moment of American history the present one The prose has a ringing certainty and a compelling portrait emerges of a man in later years slightly aloof from his extended family whose life has followed the major threads of his time This is Stephenson pulling together the strands of his writing You get powerful depictions of the heartland of America dynastic storytelling and a sense of the US as a fractious complex fascinating entity woven into this though is a new world of online gold farming and the economics of MMORPGs as they become populous than many nationsSo I was all set to read a kind of cross between John Steinbeck and William Gibson and wondering whether this was going to be Stephenson s Great Book And then the action startedAnd did not stopFor nearly one thousand pagesThis is not a measured dynastic thriller stepped in draft dodging marijuana and Warcraft It is an epic exhausting non stop action flick in book form It makes Heat and Kill Bill look short tame and dull It has yes an ongoing allegiance to history and culture It does not suddenly abandon the slightly melancholic sense of ageing or the awareness that what happens now depends in great part on then But it surely isn t the book I expected on page 20 Instead it s a superbly exciting cross cultural adventure with a cast of thousands well no all right but certainly about ten main characters who are in different parts of the world and rushing towards a final confrontationI loved itThere are niggles of course Stepehenson s Brits are real people when you get to know them but they have a kind of veneer of showcase tweediness Although maybe that s just how the rest of the world experiences Brits But then there s a gang of jihadists caught between extremism and sexual violence all the time and while there s a vague nod to the notion that the majority of American muslims would consider them insane and nightmarish it has to be acknowledged that we never meet a muslim character in the course of the action who isn t a total bastard That was a bit disappointing because it s something I d really like to see Stephenson do the journey of an immigrant into the US tapestry is a thing he understands On the other hand maybe there was a storyline like that and it had to be cut There certainly wasn t room for another two hundred pages in this book as it is the thing s printed on Bible stockSo this is a blinding book Expect a movie But it s not the showstopper I imagined it might be when I began it s a completely different showstopper It won t be the one which is bound in leather and kept on the shelf alongside your original print of Magnificent Ambersons But you will not be bored and you will laugh and you will stay up late to find out what happens next