Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I just finished reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.  This book is a fantastic read, and I liked it so much that it now is on my list of my favorite five works of fiction ever.  It's a story partly set during the second world war and partly in the late 1990's, with action, adventure, intrigue, cryptography, cryptanalysis, Bletchley Park, Enigma, Tolkien references, languages, and many other wonderful things.  Like treasure hunting.  And mathematicians.  Honestly, it's like Neal Stephenson sat down and wrote a novel especially for me.  How could I not love this book?