The System of the World

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'Tis done. The world is a most confused and unsteady place -- especially London, center of finance, innovation, and conspiracy -- in the year 1714, when Daniel Waterhouse makes his less-than-triumphant return to England's shores. Aging Puritan and Na ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/12/09
The Sytem of the World
The conclusion to the fantastic Baroque Cycle. Science, politics, economics, intrigue, adventure, alchemy, Isaac Newton, counterfeit currency, the Bank of England, an anti-hero with half a penis - what more could you want? Awesome - this series is...Continua
Ha scritto il 22/03/09
if you don't know how to close a book
... and this has always been Stephenson's problem, being a genius at setting up incredible situations, complex characters, weird genius and almost-historical crises, perhaps a good solution is never to come to a close: or to borrow the closing from h...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/01/09
A long time coming finally finished the 3000 page historical fiction monstrosity that is the Baroque Cycle. I quite enjoyed the riffs on history, economy, contemporary politics, philosophy either as philosophy or disguised as science (the natural kin...Continua
Leonardo Taccari
Ha scritto il 11/11/08
Challenging, but rewarding
1714. Daniel Waterhouse, natural philosopher, is back in London after a long absence. Among eminent scientists (or alchemists?), conspiring noblemen, legendary thieves and clumsy guards, he gets involved in all sort of obscure plots with the only, in...Continua
Kimberly Petrovic
Ha scritto il 23/10/08
The System of the World
Again, see comments for "Quicksilver" and "The Confusion," as this is the last book in a series of three. Meanwhile... someone should convert Neal's novels into action movies, comedy/drama films (maybe starring Johnny Depp and cast members from "Pira...Continua

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