Saturday, June 05, 1999, at 04:03PM

By Eric Richardson

I haven't been reading a lot lately (something about not having enough time and sleep having greater benefit in the long run), but on Sunday I ordered Neil Stephenson's new book, Cryptonomicon. It came in Thursday, and I'm now on page 320 (of 910). Wow. I should read more.

If you're interested in math and/or encryption, you'll love Cryptonomicon. Lots of theory stuff behind one-time pads and probability, and there's even a good story built in. heh. i guess that's always a plus.

Taking into consideration that I'm barely over 1/3 through the book, I think I can safely say that I recommend it.