A Conversation for Neurotheology - The God-Shaped Hole in the Head
GentleZacharias Started conversation Dec 17, 2003
On a related subject, you may be interested in Neal Stephenson's wildly entertaining and interesting "Snow Crash". (It's a book, but I don't know how to underline.) He talks about the boundaries of religion and neurology a great deal.
Mrs Zen Posted Dec 19, 2003
It is a brilliant book, and now I am going to have to re-read it, which will be a good way to spend chrimbo. Have you read 'The Diamond Age'? In fact all his books are good.
(PS - there is no way to underline in the conversations, I'm afraid).
GentleZacharias Posted Dec 22, 2003
I started "The Diamond Age", but then my friend stole it from me and is reading it, so now I am about halfway through "Cryptonomicon" which purports to be a little more difficult to follow than "Snow Crash." Although I do find that I have to reread all of his books at least twice to really get everything that goes on.
Mrs Zen Posted Dec 22, 2003
Definitely. I think I read Crypto first, then Snow Crash, then the Diamond Age.
A friend gave me QuickSilver a while back, but it is set in the past, not the future, and it covers three or four stories in series not parallel, and I got stuck at the end of the first of them. I'll try picking it up again over the holidays.
I gave Crypto to my sister for Christmas; she will adore it and read it to her husband who will also adore it.
GentleZacharias Posted Jan 5, 2004
Also loved "Zodiac," which was quick and easy and hysterical. Made me want to be an ecoterrorist. Though not quite as much as did "The Monkey Wrench Gang."
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