Quicksilver

(The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1)

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Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver is here. A monumental literary feat that follows the author's critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller Cryptonomicon, it is history, adventure, science, truth, invention, sex, absurdity, piracy, madness, death, and ...Continua
Andy
Wrote 12/13/09
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 engrossing...Continua
BobGoodwin
Wrote 1/25/09
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 dreggs...Continua
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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, afte...Continua
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 Inte...Continua
Tif
Wrote 3/12/07

Book 1 in the Baroque Cycle.


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