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Quicksilver

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Quicksilver

By Neal Stephenson

HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780060833169, 456pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2006

Description

In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-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 overnight.



Praise For Quicksilver

“Genius . . . You’ll wish it were longer.”
-Time magazine

“[QUICKSILVER] explores the philosophical concerns of today . . . through thrillingly clever, suspenseful and amusing plot twists.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Sprawling, irreverent, and ultimately profound.”
-Newsweek

“A sprawling, engrossing tale.”
-Seattle Times

“Stephenson’s new machine is a wonderment to behold. A-”
-Entertainment Weekly

“An astonishing achievement.”
-Sunday Telegraph

“[QUICKSILVER] is a rare thing: a 1,000-page book that you don’t want to end.
-San Antonio Express-News

“[O]ften brilliant and occassionally astonishing ...[QUICKSILVER] has wit, ambition and ... moments of real genius.”
-Book World

“[A]n awe-inspiring book, stuffed with heart-stopping action scenes ... and a treasure trove of forgotten historical lore.”
-Book

“Dense, witty, erudite ... and gripping ... a far more impressive literary endeavor than most so-called “serious” fiction.”
-Independent