Quicksilver

(The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1)

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Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/12/09
Quicksilver
A brilliant book, one of the best I have read. Stephenson tells the story of how many of the foundations of the modern world in terms of economics, politics, science etc... came in to being, whilst managing to maintain an entertaining and ...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/01/09
Most entertaining!
This is perhaps the most entertaining historical novel I have read. While it is fiction, Stephenson tells, among many other things, a most interesting story of how our early enlightened scientists dragged themselves and civilization out of the ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/01/09
SPOILER ALERT
How can I put this? Uhm. Right. Let's see. The Baroque Cycle of Stephenson is one of the best historical novels of the XX century. There, I said it. And I have all of O'Brian's books too, so it's not that I don't have any reference. Stephenson, ...Continua
Ha scritto il 22/10/08
Quicksilver
Admittedly, the title caught my attention because of the software company (www.quicksilver.com) and the surfing gear franchise, too. Of the many "things" I personally adore, computers and surfing (like, waves in, like, California -- not just the
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 12/03/07
Book 1 in the Baroque Cycle.

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