i’ve fallen behind on noting what books i’ve read recently (and movies i’ve seen). one of those is cryptonomicon by neal stephenson. i was a little bit apprehensive about the book, but i enjoyed it quite a bit. a common complaint of the reviews i’ve since read has been that the ending is rushed, but i can’t say that was something that bothered me. it was an engaging story with engaging characters, and you really can’t ask for a whole lot more from a book.