Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)
Publish date: October 2nd 2003
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages no: 927
Edition language: English
Series: The Baroque Cycle (3 volume)
As the first part of eight books it is clear that Stephenson knows that he has all the time in the world to tell his story.Daniel Waterhouse, the protagonist in two different times in his life, alternately runs back and forth as a member of The Royal Society and putters around on a ship on the New E...
logorrhea... logorrhea... how many words does it take to explain one minor attempt at ciphering a letter. how many minor counts, baronets and aristotrash attending a single german prince's minor meeting about a small business venture does it take to complete a neal stephenson book...oh god, NS, Diam...
I did this one on audiobook and the time shifts were hard to follow at first. Confession: I checked the wikipedia page to orient myself, which made a big difference in my comprehension and therefore my enjoyment of the book. I am a math nerd and I loved watching Isaac Newton and his process. What...
Historical SF that got me really interested in history. To the point of getting a PhD. Really.
pically never quit on a book, and I didn't quit on this one either. However, I will probably quit on the series. Heck there are two or three more books in this cycle and I don't think I could handle being lectured to for another 2-3 thousand pages. I hear his first work, Snow Crash, is really good b...
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