Anathem Advanced Blogger Reviews

Now, I don’t know who either of these people are or if they’re good judges of the quality of books, but they have posted advanced reading copy reviews of Anathem, and they’re both similar enough that I believe them.

Marcus also posted this picture, which I had not seen before:

So far, it sounds like a book that could have used a little more editing, but then, the publisher has probably given Neal Stephenson some sort of de facto right to just say whatever he wants. I mean… Sales Rank: #36 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)
#1 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
#4 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary

It’s not every day that an author gets two vidoes on

Also of note:

Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds

So, yeah, I’ll probably be waiting for the paperback version before I give myself the opportunity to read this one. Of course, I still have to finish The Confusion and The System of the World, and by the time I’m actually able to finish those, there will probably be a paperback of Anathem. Hooray for slow readers!


One thought on “Anathem Advanced Blogger Reviews

  1. Willy Ray

    Hey, thanks for the link. I really enjoyed this book. For the record, I have no special claim to good judgment on the quality of books… I’m just an avid reader. Confusion and System of the World were good, too. What I loved about that series was the density and the attention to detail. What I didn’t like was that the details were so vivid it felt like I had to work really hard just to keep track of the plot. Anathem didn’t leave me with this feeling at all. It had all of the density and richness without leaving me wondering, “ok, really, what just ACTUALLY HAPPENED?”



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