By Neal Stephenson
This books starts really strong. The first chapter is one of my favourites in it. However it tends to draw out in the middle and near the end, despite the strong finish.
The last 2/3rds of the book is a Lord of the Rings type fantasy novel that takes place in a virtual world. At the beginning I was intrigued by this fantasy, but then I got bored, and eventually just wanted to see it concluded.
Definitely not my favourite Stephenson book but interesting nonetheless.
Probably won’t ever re-read, other than the first chapter which I already have re-read.