Zodiac by neal stephenson an older stephenson novel that is still currentDocument Transcript
Zodiac by Neal Stephenson An Older Stephenson Novel That Is Still CurrentBelieve it or not, some readers find Zodiac even more fun than NealStephensons defining 1990s cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash. Zodiac is setin Boston, and hero Sangamon Taylor (S. T.) ironically describes hishilarious exploits in the first person. S. T. is a modern superhero, a self -proclaimed Toxic Spiderman. With stealth, spunk, and the backing of GEE(a non-profit environmental group) as his weapons, S. T. chases down thebad guys with James Bond-like Zen. Cruising Boston Harbor with labtests and scuba gear, S. T. rides in with the ecosystem cavalry on his 40-horsepower Zodiac raft. His job of tracking down poisonous runoff andembarrassing the powerful corporations who caused them becomes moresticky than usual; run-ins with a gang of satanic rock fans, a derangedgeneticist, and a mysterious PCB contamination that may or may not beman-made--plus a falling-out with his competent (I adore stress) girlfriend--all complicate his mission. Stephenson/S. T.s irreverent, facetious,esprit-filled voice make this near-future tale a joy to read.
Personal Review: Zodiac by Neal StephensonI cant believe Im only now getting to this novel. I love bei ng entertained,and this really moves along at a good clip. Although it was written 20years ago, the environmental issues addressed havent changed.Stephensons humor is in top form, and easily accessible in this relativelyshort novel. His writing, as always, is enviable. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Zodiac by Neal Stephenson 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!