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The System of the World

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I finally finished the last volume of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson. Taken as a whole, the complete trilogy is an amazing tale. I have no clue if the history illuminated by Stephenson is true and I don’t really care. It was fun reading his books.

Published in hardcover by HarperCollins. ISBN 0060523875

The Confusion

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Volume two of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson is another mesmerizing tale, and there is no confusion about that statement. Eliza’s dealmaking and Jack’s round-the-world odyssey are remarkable. Read it. Volume three goes on sale late Sep 2004.

Published in hardcover by William Morrow. ISBN 0060523867

Quicksilver

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Volume One of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson is a mind-boggling novel. I don’t know how to categorize it. Maybe an historical novel of science and politics. Whatever. This tale of 17th century Europe features appealing characters caught in historical events, illuminating them from a fascinating and humorous insider perspective. In spite of the fact that the book is enormous, it is mesmerizing. The second volume is out. I’ll be reading it.

Published in hardcover by William Morrow. ISBN 0380977427

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