Snow Crash is a 1992 novel by Neal Stephenson
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Pro More fun than traditional cyberpunk novels
The greatest success of Snow Crash, however, is that it's fun... for a certain type of reader, at least. In defiance of all the rules and protocols of science fiction writing, Snow Crash is like crack for geeks precisely because it doesn't do things the way they're supposed to be done. The break-neck opening chapters, those massive infodumps on Sumerian religion, information theory and everything else were -- from my perspective at least -- a vertiginous rush the first time through, and I still get a kick out of them now after maybe six re-reads.
Con Sumerian history infodumps might not be for everyone
The book includes a lot of information about Sumerian history that simply might feel like a history lesson to some.