Neal Stephenson
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surprised this isn't more highly rated


This is my all-time favorite SF novel. It tested me with a dense story and multiple philosophical points of view to digest while learning a new (made up) language and decifering the plot. While I immediately loved it and felt emersed in it, it took an immediate 2nd reading to fully appreciate the richness of the story. I've read it twice more in the 12 months I've owned a copy.