Was reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, but after 300 pages and not a single thing of interest happening, I gave up.
Baby. That thar's a man's book.
I enjoyed the conversations in the beginning with Lawrence and Alan Turing, but after that, there was no plot progression at all, I had no idea what the conflict is, and reading about laying fiber cables undersea is incredibly dry. If I read 1/4 of a book and have absolutely no idea where it's headed, that is a poorly written book imho.
Cryptonomicon is a very enjoyable book. It gave me such great pleasure to read it. It's not often that you get an epic tome of fiction that combines treasure hunting, cryptography, a grand tour of WWII, hacking, Cap'n Crunch, the South Pacific, nerds, and dot com scheming.
Truly a wonderful book.
I'm now reading The Unincorporated Man. It seems that many here might find its premise interesting.