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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times Book Review called Neal Stephenson's most recent novel "electrifying" and "hilarious". But if you want to know what Stephenson was doing 20 years before he wrote the epic Cryptonomicon, it's back-to-school time. Back to The Big U, that is, an hilarious send-up of American college life, starring 30-year-old junior Casimir Radon. Now reissued after years out of print, The Big U is required listening for anyone interested in the early work of this singular writer.
©2001 Neal Stephenson (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"An entertaining and sometimes murderous satire on campus life." (New York Times Book Review)
"Satire is Stephenson's major." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
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3 out of 5 stars
By david on 01-06-15

Interesting, very strange

I think I am going to have to read it again. The story is one of escalating insanity and fantasy. I love his other books but I am not sure about this book.
he sets up the world to be a place of vivid reallity,that exaggerated uni life. Well written and well preformed, but I'm not sure
It may resonate better with people that went to Uni in the states.

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3 out of 5 stars
By M. Johansen on 06-18-18

one of Stephenson earliest books and his style was not as well developed. Uses a somewhat contrived situation near the end to draw in many of the plot points.

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