Book 23 of 2018 is The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson.
Since Allison made me read Snow Crash, I have been craving every single thing he writes. It's always a loooong book with a great idea that I think I can't possibly finish but it ends up being a ravenous consumption of fiction.
The female lead is respectable, relatable and remarkable.
When science fiction, time travel and historical fiction mixes, you have a winner. At least when Stephenson writes it.
5 Neanderthals out of 5.
Should I read this? Yes. Yes. Yes!
What did I learn? History is much more interesting when you have context, any context.