In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous…you’ll recognize it immediately.
This book is said to have started the next generation of cyberpunk, and be fast paced like a comic book. I've heard nothing but good things about it, but the reviews seem to be polarising - probably because some school kids are forced to study it and inherently hate it without any real reason.
Flicking through the Wiki page (without looking at any spoilers) I see words like Rat Things, Metaverse and memetics pop up, and they sound grand!
Snow Crash is available on iBooks, Amazon Kindle and all that jazz so you shouldn't have a problem finding it.
Who's keen to give it a read with me?