If you’re expecting a lot of analysis here, forget it. It’d be like asking a man who’s just run a marathon to help you move. I started reading it in late April. In between beginning and ending the book, I finished at least five other books, probably more. Was it good? Yes. Was it, at times, irritating? Yes. My favorite character was Goto Dengo. Dude was on a battleship that sank, floated to New Guinea where survived a run in with cannibals, and was generally the most badass character in a novel ever. Not necessarily the best written or the one I most identified with, but like, if Huck Finn tried to kill him, Goto Dengo would survive. He’d find a way. I bet he could even finish Cryptonomicon.
Does any of this make any sense? I don’t really care. I’m just happy I don’t have to carry Crypotnomicon around with me anymore. I may have more thoughts on this later.