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uicksilver review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Neal Stephenson À 0 summary Don street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the poxAnd it is the tale of Eliza rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy confidante and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of financeA gloriously rich entertaining and endlessly inventive novel that. I received an unexpected visit yesterday evening from a Mr Nosnehpets who told me he was a time traveller and writer from the early 25th century He had just published a historical novel and wondered if I would do him the service of reviewing itWhy me I asked bemusedWell replied my visitor with an insinuating smile You appear in it than once You don t know it yet but you re one of your period s major authorsI snatched the book Mercury from his hands and it was even as he said There was hardly a chapter where I didn t turn up Often I would speak for paragraphs at a timeYou have cast me in an overly flattering light I protested I think you ll find that uotation actually comes from Oscar Wilde And this one is due to Winston ChurchillDetails details said Nosnehpets impatiently Only the worst kind of wikipede is going to object Try and see the big pictureI never came close to stopping the invasion of Ira I said faintly as I continued to leaf through it I went to a demonstration in Washington that s all And I never had a torrid affair with Catherine Zeta Jones I know we were both brought up in Wales butNosnehpets sighed I suppose you re going to tell me you didn t discover the Higgs particle either he asked with an unpleasantly ironic inflection Even though you do admit that you were resident in Geneva in 2011 and you worked for years with Stephen HawkingI live in Geneva I agreed reluctantly And in Cambridge my office was on the other side of the road from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics But to jump from that toYou inspired them snapped Nosnehpets Stop nitpicking You and Angelina were the real source of all the ideas If I ve exaggerated a little it was only for dramatic effectHe looked hurriedly at his wrist I suddenly noticed that what I had taken for a tattoo was actually a high resolution display projected directly onto his skinI m sorry he said The portal will be closing in a minute But please before I leave just answer me one uestion Why did you do it Why did you destroy the whole world of classical literature And why that ridiculous pseudonym I ve tried my best to explain it but honestly I still don t understandI gaped at him Whatever are you talking about I askedHe was already starting to fade but I could still hear his voice Doctor Rayner he whispered plaintively Why why why did you write Twilight

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uicksilver review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Neal Stephenson À 0 summary Brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life uicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our timeAnd it's just the beginningback coverThis PS edition includes 16 pages of supplementary materialsCover design by Richard L AuanCover illustration from the Mary Evans Picture Library; painting of Great Fire of London on stepba. uicksilver by Neal Stephenson is in some ways the strangest book I ve read this yearThe most surprising aspect of the book is the fact that there is no plot I ve read books that have started really slowly and even books where the author largely ignores plot to focus on building the setting This book however has no plotFor all intents and purposes uicksilver is The 17th Century The Novel In many ways it feels like the literary euivalent of an open world video game You just go around exploring with the characters with no context or coherence whatsoever Historical value is incredible Certain individuals like Isaac Newton John Churchill and William of Orange figure heavily Tons of others make shorter appearances As for location the book takes you everywhere from the port of colonial Boston to the 1683 siege of ViennaAnd almost surprisingly it s charming Almost a thousand pages of exploring a historical setting occasionally becomes an arduous task but occasionally also becomes an exciting adventure filled with interesting detailsThe book is divided into three parts Considering the ridiculous size of the whole volume you might define the three as books in themselves I definitely had to take a break and read other things between each of themThe first book focuses on Daniel Waterhouse Puritan thinker and scientist and one time member of the Royal Society His part is split in two between a present day 1713 account of his leaving Massachusetts on a ship bound for England This acts as a frame story for the second which is a tale about his life and exploits with the Royal Society decades earlier I strangely enjoyed the former than the latter even though it is moving so slowly that although the book starts out in Boston the ship ends the part by sailing out of Massachusetts BayThe second book focuses on Jack Shaftoe vagabond turned mercenary and Eliza slave in the harem of the Ottoman sultan From their meeting during the siege of Vienna the book follows them on a journey together through the various principalities and kingdoms of Europe filled with strange details and interesting historiesThe third book pulls the first two together in something of a conclusion leading up to the year 1688 The historical ending of the book was rather obvious if you are familiar with these timesOverall it s a much interesting book to read in than a book to read While there is little sign of a story and the fictional protagonists are not particularly outstanding the setting is uniuely interesting and very well described Despite being a work of historical fiction the reader will inevitably learn a lot about 17th century history in very enjoyable ways

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uicksilver review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Neal Stephenson À 0 summary Uicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroue era Europe in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty and where catastrophe natural or otherwise can alter the political landscape overnightIt is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of Half Cocked Jack Shaftoe Lon. 4040It s the Moby Dick uestionThe plot s about an angry guy chasing a whale There s not a lot of variation on this theme he catches it or he doesn t Maybe he catches it and wishes that he didn t maybe he doesn t and regrets that he failed But this basic plot a straightforward uest for revenge is such thin gruel that you d have to be on the lower end of the intellectual spectrum to fail to realize that the book s about something a little bit than hunting a big fishEven so there s no guarantee that you re going to tolerate 20 pages about rope At the end of the digression you re either going to respond in one of two ways You might be of the sort to go Hmm that was some fascinating rope discourse I had no idea that rope could be used in such multifaceted ways and having read that I am now a different and slightly rounded person Then again you could respond with a JESUS FUCKING CHRIST enough with the stupid rope already For fuck s sake where s that son of a bitch whale The white sea mammal is the TITLE of the book and I m reading about some shitty rope Christ I need some vodkaYou should know what sort of reader you are before picking this book up because The Baroue Cycle is about 3000 pages long and Neal Stephenson digresses like an ADHD kid on speed Melville s focus is a goddamn space laser in comparison uicksilver has economics mining mathematics piracy slavery early Puritan philosophy and I forget what elseIt is genius pure and simpleThis is one of the first great works of the 21st century and I can t recommend it highly enough But odds are great that you ll hate it mightily if your concern is the destination instead of how you get there


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  • Paperback
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  • uicksilver
  • Neal Stephenson
  • English
  • 17 October 2019
  • 9780060593087