This slim collection Some Remarks is a good entry into the relentless mind of the autodidactic writer (Snow Crash), covering everything from the rise of China to a defense of Zack Snyder’s 300, plus padding like a Salon interview with the author. It’s almost worth buying just for ”Mother Earth Mother Board” (first published in Wired), a novella-length look at global fiber-optic cable installation. I say ”almost” because like much of the writing collected here, ”Mother Earth” is readily available online. B-
JOURNALISTIC SILVER The collection of essays is a gateway into the mind of its autodidactic writer
Genre: Essays; Author: Neal Stephenson; Publisher: William Morrow
Posted January 17 2015 — 5:04 PM EST
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