October 23, 2003

Quicksilver, Quick Review

Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver?

A disappointment, but as disappointments go its damn entertaining. Makes a good history book. Pushes the boundries of Science Fiction. Not a novel, this is strictly genre my dear. Stephenson's artform is the plot and the words are some clunky means to the end. There are over 900 pages of those words, so focus on the plot, ok love? Its pretty fun and a hell of a lot more accessible then those Braudel books it takes so much from.

Posted by Abe at October 23, 2003 12:37 AM