@Cheri “Fall” is only the second Stephenson book I’ve read, but I’ve gathered that brevity isn’t exactly his thing. But I do like both “Fall” and “Snow Crash” a lot.
Have you read “Fall”? I seem to recall you posting a photo from Moab a few weeks ago, and that place quite a big roll in the first part of the book.
@MrHenko I loved the first 300 pages of Fall, but stopped at about 500. The further they got into "bitworld" the less interesting it was to me. I liked "Seveneves". It's especially great if you're interested in orbital mechanics as a main character. (My goodness he can drone on about stuff). Also enjoyed "Reamde" and "Anathem". Didn't finish "D.O.D.O".
@jack I don't have my physical copy of "Fall" at hand, but the page numbers probably corresponds well to my impression of it. You should have pressed on because it did get a lot better again once the time of Adam and Eve had passed. The ending was genuinely good, something it seems based on other reviews isn't Stephenson's strength.
And yeah, he does drone on, and on, and on. I think "Fall" would have been just as good, probably even better, if condensed to half och 2/3 the length.
"Seveneves" is the next audio book in my queue, but I think I need something shorter before embarking on another 30+ hour journey.