A review by djwudi
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson


As good as every other time I've read it, and I think it's still my favorite of Stephenson's novels. "Modern Victorians with ubiquitous nanotechnology create a fancy children's book" doesn't really sound like that fascinating of a concept, but it definitely is. In addition to the oft-mentioned things about Stephenson's writing that always work for me but don't work at all for others — the snark, digressions, and sidetracks — it's his ability to convey highly technical concepts in understandable form, which is highlighted here in some of the stories that the Primer tells, that has always been a big part of the appeal of this book for me.