I finished this book last week. Its a science fiction/fantasy.
synopsis. Near distant future, the U.S. government has turned into a small religious cult. The country has become a collection of franchised countries. The mafia controls pizza. and the cyberworld is the metaverse, an internet like reality where people who are goggled become part of the virtual reality. It has become perfectly acceptable to live inside a storage unit. I love fantasy worlds, [oddly this a new development. post college, real world has made me prefer fantasy.] big surprise. The main characters are Hiro Protagonist, a pizza delivery guy who almost fails to deliver a pizza in under thirty minutes, Y.T. The 15 year old messenger girl who delivers the pizza, saving Hiro from the Mafia's wrath. The plot is wrapped around a religious organization/televangelist who is brainwashing the real world and the metaverse with a drug/computer virus called Snow Crash. This story is fantastic because it wraps around ancient Sumerian myths and biblical knowledge, in a future fantasy world. Y.T. saves the real world while Hiro saves the metavers but its not even apparent. I would reccomend this book to people who don't particularly like sci/fi too because I think you would still like it. I know my reviews aren't great and I wish I could capture this book better for you so I usually include a few sites if you are interested:
A complete literary over view of Snow Crash <---I reccomend this site highly.
Others opinions? We'll see if my friends actually check out this community, as I know several have read it.