Some Remarks (2012) This slim collection Some Remarks is a good entry into the relentless mind of the autodidactic writer ( Snow Crash ), covering everything from the… 2012-08-07 Essays William Morrow
Book Review

Some Remarks (2012)

JOURNALISTIC SILVER The collection of essays is a gateway into the mind of its autodidactic writer
JOURNALISTIC SILVER The collection of essays is a gateway into the mind of its autodidactic writer
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 07, 2012; Writer: Neal Stephenson; Genre: Essays; Publisher: William Morrow

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-

Originally posted Aug 01, 2012 Published in issue #1219 Aug 10, 2012 Order article reprints