Termination Shock – Neal Stephenson

Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is the second time I’ve tried to read Termination Shock and given up. This time I managed to get past the interminable section on the queen trying to land a plane, splashed through the truly comic book alligator attack and crashed into the info-dumpy backstory of the guy who saved them.

I like Stephenson. I loved Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon and Seveneves (apart from the far future section) but I thought Fall: or Dodge in Hell had long, stultifyingly boring sections. He’s become a hit or miss writer for me and Termination Shock is not interested in holding my attention, so it’s fallen into my miss bucket.

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