I’ve been trying to read this book for years.
The Baroque Cycle.
I think that this was my fourth attempt at trying to read it. I found a post from last year when I was trying to read it as well. I was at page 150. Currently, I’m almost halfway through the 900 page monster. I’m a Neal Stephenson fan. I’ve enjoyed Snow Crash, Crypotnomicon, and other Neal Stephenson books.
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson is the first volume of his series The Baroque Cycle. The second and third volumes (released in the second and third quarters of 2004 respectively), are entitled The Confusion and The System of the World.
Quicksilver is set in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, mostly in England, France, and the United Provinces, with sections that take place further east and in Massachusetts. The scenes from the 18th century are narrated in the third person present tense, while the scenes from the 17th century are third person past tense.
- Zodiac (1988)
- Snow Crash (1992)
- Interface (1994) as Stephen Bury with J. Frederick George
- The Diamond Age: or A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (1995)
- The Cobweb (1996) as Stephen Bury with J. Frederick George
- Cryptonomicon (1999)