Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

October 23, 2003

Finished Quicksilver

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:11 PM

As I wrote on the books page, “It’s a 900 page tome about a 300 page story. Interesting in an encyclophedic sort of way, but the least good (I can’t bring myself to say bad about a Stephenson book) of Stephenson’s books”.

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4 Comments »

  1. Would you have
    read it had it not been by him? Or would you have quit in the middle? Would you read it again, or would it be covered by dust? These are the real questions.

    Comment by ladypine — October 23, 2003 @ 9:03 AM | Reply

    • Re: Would you have
      > Would you have read it had it not been by him?
      Probably, if I had heard about it. It sounds fascinating.
      > Or would you have quit in the middle?
      In the middle, no, because around page 300 the book gets quite good for a while. I might have quit in disgust in the beginning, though.
      > Would you read it again, or would it be covered by dust?
      Only time will tell…
      > These are the real questions.
      Ask me again in five years ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Comment by mulix — October 24, 2003 @ 5:25 PM | Reply

  2. I’ve been dreading starting it. Stephenson is wordy, but I agree, I still can’t bring myself to say anything bad about him.

    Comment by twid — October 23, 2003 @ 8:52 PM | Reply

    • It’s no cryptonomicon…
      … but it’s still worth a read, IMHO. If only to satisfy one’s curiosity.

      Comment by mulix — October 24, 2003 @ 5:26 PM | Reply


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