I just finished seveneves. It was great. In true Stephenson fashion, the first two thirds of the book are the back story to the last third. I've been reading reviews disparaging that latter part, but I don't agree. I found it breathtaking and fun.
As always with NS's work, there are single sentences in the book that must have taken years of research to produce. Also, as usual, I find myself a little disappointed now that I've finished it. ‎· Jim: Lose Cannon
FInally, I feel obliged to say that as much as I liked this one, I still think that Anathem is his crowning achievement. Maybe I'll go back and read that one again. ‎· Jim: Lose Cannon
I liked parts of it, but the racial determinism of the latter section squicked me out. Also, I did find myself skimming some of the infodumps. But, I get why others love it. It's just not my thing. ‎· k8s
I've heard that "infodump" criticism before. But, whatever, it's fun to see things from the 'infodump' sections turn into key plot elements later on, which they almost invariably do. ‎· Jim: Lose Cannon
That one is still sitting waiting for me. *sigh* want to read soon. ‎· hedgielib
I just looked to see when I read it. I was pretty busy around then, so I probably wasn't much in the mood for extended tangents. I do remember finding some of them interesting, but I also remember needing to read the book over the course of two days, so I'm sure that affected my reading. I couldn't take my time with it due to external circumstances. ‎· k8s
I have 150 pages left! ‎· Meg Vmeg
Done. Loved it (except the council part in the middle). Very spatial. I worry I wouldn't like Anathem, because I don't care about philosophy or philosophers? I'm doing Reamde next or maybe the one about the transatlantic cables. ‎· Meg Vmeg
I loved the infodump parts and Reamde and the cables one... I have forgotten Anathem except there was a group called the laurites and their big thing was to tell people it's been done before ... I could be a laurite ‎· Christina Pikas
Damn, the eBook is 6.99 on amazon. MUST. NOT. CLI...WHOOPS. ‎· Agnello
I should probably reread it sometime when I have more than two nights to get through it. I did like it, quibbles aside. I just didn't have the time for it. I do remember thinking at the time, though, that as distinct as the three sections were that it could have been published as a trilogy with a short time between publication dates (like what Jeff Vandermeer did with the Southern Reach Trilogy). ‎· k8s