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Zodiac files Zodiac , read online Zodiac , free Zodiac , free Zodiac , Zodiac 4f189599b Sangamon Taylor S A New Age Sam Spade Who Sports A Wet Suit Instead Of A Trench Coat And Prefers Jolt From The Can To Scotch On The Rocks He Knows About Chemical Sludge The Way He Knows About Evil All Too Intimately And The Toxic Trail He Follows Leads To Some High And Foul Places Before Long Taylor S House Is Bombed, His Every Move Followed, He S Adopted By Reservation Indians, Moves Onto The FBI S Most Wanted List, Makes Up With His Girlfriend, And Plays A Starring Role In The Near Assassination Of A Presidential Candidate Closing The Case With The Aid Of His Burnout Roomate, His Tofu Eating Comrades, Three Major Networks, And A Range Of Unconventional Weaponry, Sangamon Taylor Pulls Off The Most Startling Caper In Boston Harbor Since The Tea Party As He Navigates This Ecological Thriller With Hardboiled Wit And The Biggest Outboard Motor He Can Get His Hands On, Taylor Reveals Himself As One Of The Last Of The White Hatted Good Guys In A Very Toxic World.


10 thoughts on “Zodiac

  1. says:

    This book revolves around toxic waste being illegally dumped into Boston Harbor While I was reading it, the water in the fish tank went mysteriously cloudy overnight despite being recently cleaned and our two goldfish who were like ten years old went belly up So that was kind of creepy.The first Neal Stephenson book I read was Cryptonomicon and I jumped from there right into The Baroque Cycle and then the brain busting brilliant behemoth that was Anathem I loved...


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    Sangamon Taylor just might be the love of my life and, as far as I m concerned, the fact that he s an emotionally unavailable, fictional character is kind of a win win By my metrics of greatness, billing ST that s what all the cool kids call him as the Granola James Bond undersells him by a long shot.Employed as a professional asshole his words by GEE, an environmental activist group in Boston, ST is a chemist by training, a fan of avoiding Boston traffic by taking to its waterw Sangamon Taylor just might be the love of my life and, as far as I m concerned, the fact that he s an emotionally unavailable, fictional character is kind of a win win By my metrics of greatness, billing ST that s what all the cool kids call him as the Granola James Bond undersells him by a long shot.Employed as a professional asshole his words by GEE, an environmental activist group in Boston, ST is a chemist by training, a fan of avoiding Boston traffic by taking to its waterways in his sometimes trusty Zodiac, and, overall, is pretty much equal parts su...


  3. says:

    If not for the voice of Sangamon Taylor, Neal Stephenson s Zodiac would have been a relatively okay eco thriller, but the book isn t just the voice of Sangamon Taylor, it IS Sangamon Taylor, and once again Stephenson s ability to create compelling leading men think Hiro Protagonist in Snow Crash makes one of his books superior to the pulp it was inspired by.Sangamon Taylor is Boston Harbor s very own Toxic Avenger Working for GEE a thinly veiled, fictional Greenpeace ST spends his days If not for the voice of Sangamon Taylor, Neal Stephenson s Zodiac would have been a relatively okay eco thriller, but the book isn t just the voice of Sangamon Taylor, it IS Sangamon Taylor, and once again Stephenson s ability to create compelling leading men think Hiro Protagonist in Snow Crash makes one of his books superior to the pulp it was inspired by.Sangamon Taylor is Boston Harbor s very own Toxic Avenger Working for GEE a thinly veiled, fictional Greenpeace ST spends his days testing the waters in his Zodiac so that he can trace the waste dumping of Boston s big, bad corporations He s already got two corporation kills on the side of his boat, and he s going for the kill that will make him an ace ST declares himself to be an asshole, I do it for a living, and he is to some ext...


  4. says:

    I m not sure what I would have thought about this book if it had been by another author, or an author I didn t already know It s a fun book, and decent in its own right Have you ever seen pictures of people you knew when they were babies, and tried to scope out the resemblance to their adult appearance That s sort of what I found myself doing in this book There are lots of hints and suggestions of the kind of writer Stephenson would become But standing on its own, this book seems just as mu I m not sure what I would have thought about this book if it had been by another author, or an author I didn t already know It s a fun book, and decent in its own right Have you ever seen pictures of people you knew when they were babies, and tried to scope out the resemblance to their adult appearance That s sort of what I found myself doing in this book There are lots of hints and suggestions of the kind of writer Stephenson would become But standing on its own, this book seems just as much like someone trying to riff on Carl Hiaasen.The book is decidedlycoherent that some of his later books, and its fun and a bit weird, but its n...


  5. says:

    Zodiac is the first book I ve read by Neal Stephenson, an author I see mentioned fairly often, often with mixed reviews My own reaction to this particular book is a little mixed The title, Zodiac, refers to a type of motorized raft the characters used The story is set in Boston and is told from the first person perspective of a character who tries to catch, publicize, and prevent corporations from dumping toxic chemicals into the Boston Harbor Naturally the big, powerful corporation people a Zodiac is the first book I ve read by Neal Stephenson, an author I see mentioned fairly often, often with mixed reviews My own reaction to this particular book is a little mixed The title, Zodiac, refers to a type of motorized raft the characters used The story is set in Boston and is told from the first person perspective of a character who tries to catch, publicize, and prevent corporations from dumping toxic chemicals into the Boston Harbor Naturally the big, powerful corporation people aren t happy and don t take his interference lying down The book is probably better classified as a Thriller than as Science Fiction There was at least one small science fiction element but, for the most part, it seemed entirely based on technology and scientific knowledge from the 1980 s, when the book was published There s a decent amount of science, usually explained well enough for the layman to understand, and I never felt like I was...


  6. says:

    An extraordinarily fun book Stephenson meshes hardboiled crime with the pacing of a thriller, and he populates the book with his typical nerdy, witty humor It s not so much a sci fi book as it is a thriller with a lot of hard science behind it It is so delightful reading a Stephenson book narrated in the first person Zodiac was WAY ahead of its time upon publication in 1988 Computers, gadgets, pollutants and the corporations legally inculpable for complex reasons that dump them everywhere An extraordinarily fun book Stephenson meshes hardboiled crime with the pacing of a thriller, and he populates the book with his typical nerdy, witty humor It s not so much a sci fi book as it is a thriller with a lot of hard science behind it It is so delightfu...


  7. says:

    A quirky scientist Toxic James Bond for the environmental group G International cruises Boston harbor in his Zodiac boat, looking for chemical hot spots When he finds on that mysteriously disappears again, he is on a search that puts his career in danger, and then puts his life in danger.More science based adventure thriller than science fiction, it is still a fun little romp through the Hub of the Universe and my old stomping ground Fulfills several possibilities on my St Mary s County L A quirky scientist Toxic James Bond for the environmental group G International cruises Boston harbor in his Zodiac boat, looking for chemical hot spots When he fin...


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    Zodiac is described as an eco thriller, which about sums it up, actually It certainly is a thriller I read all 290 or so pages in one long night, gripped from the outset The hero of the story is a chemist working for GEE, a direct action environmental organisation, in its Boston branch He s out to get the companies dumping toxic waste into the harbour and the rivers and canals that feed into it He has three company logos on the bows of his inflatable raft with its over size outboard moto Zodiac is described as an eco thriller, which about sums it up, actually It certainly is a thriller I read all 290 or so pages in one long night, gripped from the outset The hero of the story is a chemist working for GEE, a direct action environmental organisation, in its Boston branch He s out to get the companies dumping toxic waste into the harbour and the rivers and canals that feed into it He has three company logos on the bows of his inflatable raft with its over size outboard motor, capable of making it fly None of those companies is trading any Now he s gunning for his fourth, but the opposition start gunning for him, literally, and some of that opposition are criminal Families not criminal Corporations The...


  9. says:

    Dear S.T I just finished reading your Zodiac adventures and how I loved them At first I was a bit confused since I was expecting a science fiction novel I know, I know, you did start your memoirs clearly stating that this is an eco thriller, but I was misled by the GoodReads shelving Have you seen it Oof Science Fiction, Horror, even Fantasy Although Cyberpunk has be the best one given that your colleagues refuse to work in an office with a computer and you use yours only for pr Dear S.T I just finished reading your Zodiac adventures and how I loved them At first I was a bit confused since I was expecting a science fiction novel I know, I know, you did start your memoirs clearly stating that this is an eco thriller, but I was misled by the GoodReads shelving Have you seen it Oof Science Fiction, Horror, even Fanta...


  10. says:

    An early variant of Stephenson s Snow Crash writing style More down to earth plot, set in the present rather than the near future, but just as much fun It definitely feels rougher and less polished than either Snow Crash or The Diamond Age, but it s great ...


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