"The Blue Nowhere",
Jeffrey Deaver, 2001
the course of a week, three different people told me I *had* to read
this book. Obviously, somebody likes it.
Well, there are
some reasonable points about members of the blackhat community, such
as the various activities and types, the generally opportunistic
skill level, obsessive behaviour (although the" addiction" theme
is a bit overplayed) and the usual types of motivations. (While the
book does note that blackhats engage in different activities, the
insistence on a kind of "superhacker" who does everything
is a central feature of the book.)
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Neal Stephenson, 1999
A number of people, particularly those who liked "Snow Crash" (cf.
BKSNCRSH.RVW) have said that they did *not* like "Cryptonomicon." I'm
at a loss to understand why. "Cryptonomicon" is much closer
to "Snow Crash" than either was to, say, "The Diamond