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Set against the backdrop of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, "Quicksilver" brings to life a cast of unforgettable characters in a time of breathtaking ...
Ha scritto il 13/12/09
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
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 dreggs...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/01/09
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
Kimberly Petrovic
Ha scritto il 22/10/08
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
Ha scritto il 12/03/07

Book 1 in the Baroque Cycle.

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