Quicksilver

Quicksilver

Book - 2003
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The exploits of an alchemy-rejecting scientist, a vagabond leader, and a former Turkish harem prisoner intersect in the world of the American colonies, the Tower of London, and the courts of Louis XIV.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow/HarperCollins, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060593087
9780380977420
0380977427
Branch Call Number: FIC STEPHENSON, NEAL
Characteristics: x, 927 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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sat7
Sep 13, 2016

Neil Stephenson has got it going on. This is art -

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1tarheel
Apr 09, 2016

It's Neal Stephenson. There's almost nothing else to say. Who else makes Europe in the 1670s and 80s worth exploring? Yeah, I can't hear you.....

This one took a while to grind through, but i'm a history buff. Certainly, that colors my review.
Still. Highly entertaining stuff.

GeoffAbel Sep 08, 2013

Normal humans are not capable of writing this great. Stephenson never fails to make my brain hurt (so good). Sure he overwrites (900 pages in book 1 alone - and it took me soooo long to read) but everything is pure gold. This may not be the best book of the author's to cut your teeth on (maybe read Anathem first to get his unique style) but this story has everything possible in it from calculus to ribald adventure. MUST READ!

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philisgreat
Aug 25, 2010

A marvellous book and an amazing adventure. Worth taking the time to read this and the other 2 in the trilogy.

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