I have been wading through Neal Stephenson's novel REAMDE in spare moments at home for about a week. Just finished it.
Oh, yeah! Read this book. It's not science fiction or cyberpunk, it's a thriller, one without any single dashing hero but a whole lot of folks willing to keep on; it's set here and now and you won't be disappointed.
The action is just about non-stop, in the kind of tangled but orderly web Stephenson weaves so well. --And he even gets the guns right!
But that's the least of it. It's a good enough book, I'd've forgiven him pretty serious errors on the fiddly details.
Time and money well spent.
(Hey, have I mentioned Tam has an Amazon link? What a happy coincidence!)
(Turns out I have a spare hardback copy myself -- any interest at half the cover price plus postage? That's like ten bucks and whatever USPS costs to get it to you.)
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