I picked this book up over the week-end. Not an easy task for a book just shy of 1,000 pages!!
Here's what scifi.com review says:
"If Ursula Le Guin and Umberto Eco set out collaboratively to write a Hardy Boys adventure of detection and employed the selected works of Gene Wolfe (the New Sun sequence [1980, et seq.:]), John Crowley (Engine Summer [1979:]), Brian Aldiss (the Helliconia series [1982-85:]) and Austin Tappan Wright (Islandia [1942:]) as models, they might have come up with Anathem."
I'll review when I'm finished, sometime into Obama's second administration probably. ;)
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