- File Size: 10539 KB
- Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (August 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: August 12, 2014
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KVIBWPI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,741 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Baroque Cycle: Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World Kindle Edition
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The interactions of the "real" historical figures with the fictional characters is very convincing, and you come away feeling that you know these people. None of the historical figures are idolized, but come across as human (well, as human as Isaac Newton could be).
Eliza is the strongest, most intelligent character in the book, while remaining completely feminine. She does not need to lean on masculine traits , but uses her intelligence and wits to gain power within the confines set by her society. I personally think that she is one of the best female characters out there.
This series is a fun way to get your head around one of the most exciting times in western history. Highly recommended.
I don't want to give anything away, but I have more love for Eliza, Jack Shaftoe and Daniel Waterhouse than I have for any other characters in years.
And there is a connection with Cryptonomicon besides the family names, so if you enjoyed that do yourself a favor and set aside a couple months to read the Baroque Cycle.
I wish publishers would be more careful: typesetting is important, computers can do it extremely well, and there is really no excuse for such a botched job.