Saturday, January 24, 2004

Book — Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

Just finished Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver. If you liked Cryptonomicon, then this distant prequel is for you (run, do not walk, to your nearest bookstore). If you thought that Cryptonomicon was too long, then the new one [at 900+ pages and still only part one of his Baroque Cycle] has a ready response - the introduction points at Churchill's history of the period, with the suggestion that those who think that Stephenson is too prolix should simply weigh the history.

And I'm certain that it's the same Enoch Root as in the previous book.

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