The cover to Neal Stephenson's Anathem

I’m sure I’ll get around to reading it eventually. But I got about 100 pages into it and just kind of lost the thread. I’ve read, I think, three books in the interim, so it’s not like I’ve not been reading.

I have read comments from some people that I respect saying that it’s a great book, but what inspired me to mention my problems with it was “recognizing a pertinent reference to it in the newest xkcd”:

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Michael Alan Dorman

Yogi, brigand, programmer, thief, musician, Republican, cook. I leave it to you figure out which ones are accurate.