Woke up this morning and: Arthur Smith reviews The Aviator at Amazon.com, and makes a comparison that makes my day…

At times the novel reminded me of some of the ambience and free-wheeling twists and turns of Neal Stephenson’s novels – “Snow Crash” and “Anathem” particularly.

Given that I think Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon is one of the finest books (in any genre, or without one) of the last 20 years, you could say that I’m chuffed.