E–pub/Pdf [Fall or Dodge in Hell] ↠ Neal Stephenson

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Fall or Dodge in Hell

Free download Fall or Dodge in Hell ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Th itself An eternal afterlife the Bitworld is created in which humans continue to exist as digital soulsBut this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem Fall or Dodge in Hell is pure unadulterated fun a grand drama of analog and digital man and machine angels and demons gods and followers the finite and the eternal In this exhilarating epic Neal Stephenson raises profound existential uestions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future Combining the technological philosophical and spiritual in one grand myth he delivers a mind blowing speculative literary saga for the modern ag. So I had some issues with this book overall I liked it but I found it was easier to separate into the good and the badThe Good One of his readable books so no heavy technical nonsense like in cryptonomicon Features the Waterhouses the Shaftoes the Forthrasts and Enoch Root Topic of discussion is really cool as its all about the afterlife Ameristan is the most hilarious thingThe Bad As usual its way too long just under 900 pages When the book switches gears at the 34 mark and becomes a fantasy book it can be a pain to read in that the pace slows down too many characters in the other world can be difficult to follow and therefore slow and boring The Meatspace human world parts of the book are the most interesting so its a disservice when it becomes purely the other world for the half part of the book No ending againOverall I did like the book but its got some major strikes against it which keep it from being on the level of Snow Crash and Reamde

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Free download Fall or Dodge in Hell ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Irrevocably wrong Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions Long ago when a much younger Dodge drew up his will he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud until it can eventually be revivedIn the coming years technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of dea. If I wasn t hoping that death is just an endless dreamless slumber before then I sure am nowRichard Dodge Forthrast made billions with the video game company he founded but money doesn t help him when a routine medical procedure goes sideways and leaves him braindead However Dodge once signed up with a cryonics company to have himself frozen after death and that old legal agreement becomes the impetus for his friends and family to pour resources into tech that eventually can digitally map Dodge s mind as part of an uneasy alliance with an ailing billionaire El Shepherd who is desperately trying to find a way to cheat deathYears pass and eventually Dodge s consciousness is brought back in a digital realm but he has no real memories of who he was Operating mainly on instinct Dodge starts shaping the world he now inhabits into something approximating his old reality and eventually the living begin adding dead mapped minds to that space Slowly a community that Dodge oversees begins to grow but Shepherd doesn t like the world that Dodge and his people have made so he finds a way to make sure that he ll be in charge once he dies and gets his brain plugged inThat s a lot of plot for one book but since this is a Neal Stephenson novel there s all that and In addition to the story of Dodge in his digital world there s the stuff with his friends and family dealing with all the technological and legal issues that arise from starting and maintaining a virtual afterlife There s also a long subplot that details how the internet and social media eventually becomes so awash in bullshit that everyone needs a personal editor to weed out the nonsense they don t want to see and the trend of people only believing what they choose creates whole reality challenged zones of the United States based on alternative facts All of this stuff takes up a good chunk of the first half of the book and I was enjoying that part uite a bit However in the second half the focus shifts much to dead Dodge in his computer world and that s where it got incredibly tedious Stephenson does a lot here that draws on various religious creation myths with Dodge essentially becoming a Zeus like figure before the thing shifts into a Christian style story with Dodge being cast in the Lucifer part by Shepherd That s an interesting idea but the execution of it goes on for so long that I lost patience with the whole thing because it starts reading like someone tossed a Bible and a copy of Lord of the Rings into a blender Another part of the problem is that Stephenson also baked in some video game influence here and as a guy who helped create a huge MMORPG type game it makes sense that Dodge s approach to building and living in a digital world would feel somewhat like that However while it can be fun to play a video game like Civilization yourself it s boring to just watch someone else do it and that s what reading this book felt like for a good part of it Oddly Stephenson also never really deals with the big uestions that the story brings up Like are Dodge and the others in the cyber world falling into the rhythms of Greek mythology and Christianity out of some subconscious instinct that recalls those stories or is it possible that our reality is also just some kind of artificially created existence that and the creation of these kinds of places just plays out in patterns Another aspect I didn t care for was using the characters like Dodge and some of his family and friends who were also in Stephenson s thriller REAMDE I really enjoyed that book as one of Stephenson s straight ahead stories and I especially liked Dodge in it So to just essentially kill him off in the early going here is a bummer that puts a retroactive pall over that bookMaybe the thing that bugs me most about this is that it s essentially two rich guys battling to control what happens to people after they die As the book lays out it would take an enormous amount of resources to develop something like this so it s just cold hard reality that the first people to be able to live on past death would be wealthy However it seem incredibly unfair that the privilege they enjoyed in life would then carry over to the point where they literally get to shape reality to their view of how things should be Even good guy Dodge never uestions why he gets to choose how things are going to work once everyone who dies starts getting uploaded We just know that Shepherd was a jerk in life and in death so we re supposed to root for Dodge not ask why he gets all the powerWe already live in a world where obscenely rich assholes get to make all the rules I was really hoping that death would be the end of that so I didn t much enjoy a long story about how these fucks could maintain control after we all croak Can you imagine what happens if the Koch brothers were essentially gods who could shape reality to what they want it to beIf that s the way it was going to be then I d take a hard pass on the afterlife and just settle for the comfort of a long dirt nap Reading about that idea isn t a lot of fun either even if Stephenson tries mightily to convince us that it d be cool just so long as the right rich guy is in charge

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Free download Fall or Dodge in Hell ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves Anathem Reamde and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller Paradise Lost by way of Phillip K Dick that unfolds in the near future in parallel worldsIn his youth Richard “Dodge” Forthrast founded Corporation 9592 a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire Now in his middle years Dodge appreciates his comfortable unencumbered life managing his myriad business interests and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter SophiaOne beautiful autumn day while he undergoes a routine medical procedure something goes. After a great start the book bogs down into gibberish that is neither sf see P Hamilton Void series for that not portal fantasy see M Stover nor theology lacks any moral dimension 5 star for the first third 1 star for the last two thirds and a huge huge disappointment after such an awesome start


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    Free read Fall or Dodge in Hell E–pub/Pdf [Fall or Dodge in Hell] ↠ Neal Stephenson So I had some issues with this book overall I liked it but I found it was easier to separate into the good and the badThe Good One of his readable books so no heavy technical nonsense like in cryptonomicon Features the Waterhouses the Shaftoes the Forthrasts and Enoch Root Topic of discussion is really cool as its all about the afterlife Ameristan is the most hilarious thingThe Bad As usual its way too long

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