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Old 2015-11-06, 21:51   #5
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Originally Posted by kladner View Post
This is an outstanding book. I have read it a few/several times, and always find more in it. There are many, very engaging characters, beyond the grandfather-grandson pair into whose heads the reader is allowed.

The main issue I have with Gibson's works is the pervasive Root character. The Cryptonomicon works well without him; better in my view.

Not entirely sure that gold would undergo significant melting under the scenariio depicted and, even if it did, I'm pretty damn sure that it wouldn't flow anywhere near far enough as the narrative requires.
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