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[Kobo eBooks] Neil Stephenson: Baroque Cycle $2.99; Kindle too

This is a 3 ebooks in 1 collection (Quicksilver, The Confusion, The system of the World). (I have these in hard cover: three fat volumes.)

This is a fictional romp through history, illustrating the invention of banking and world-spanning trade by ocean. Lots of historical figures set in interesting situations. It's pretty hard to tell whether some events are historical or fictional. Published in 2003 and 2004.

Stephenson is one of my favourite science fiction authors. This set is best for quick readers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Baroque_Cycle

@j0yb0y notes that Kindle now has it too https://www.amazon.ca/Baroque-Cycle-Qui ... B00KVIBWPI
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Great book. It is so well written you begin to distrust your own knowledge of what is historical and what is fiction. Brings a bunch of the historical characters alive.
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A quick read.....really...each book is like 700+ pages...hahaha and they are really well worded vs a simple read like most the King pulp.

This is a great price...I have all the first edition hard covers.

Stephenson and Gibson are my fav authors, can't wait for The Peripheral to come out on Amazon Prime.
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Amazing series. For any who haven’t yet read Stephenson’s work, you’re in for a treat. One of my favourites. Felt truly invested in it, and wished it was far longer.
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And not to mention one of the most interesting characters in a set of novels spanning generations..."Enoch Root".

Stephenson novels are LONG but so satisfying reading.
Cryptonomicon is my favorite and it really starts this series.
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g00f wrote: Stephenson novels are LONG but so satisfying reading.
He's famous for not quite knowing how to end them
Cryptonomicon is my favorite and it really starts this series.
At the time Cryptonomicon came out, my mismanager (that was the title he claimed) marched me to a bookstore to get it. He had helped Stephenson understand crypto and is credited in the book.
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Slash5 wrote: Great book. It is so well written you begin to distrust your own knowledge of what is historical and what is fiction. Brings a bunch of the historical characters alive.
That makes me think of Michael Crichton books, namely Timeline.
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Is it the same kind of fiction as Stephen King's 11/22/63?

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