September 3rd, 2005


It's all a bit mercurial

Just finished reading Quicksilver last night, which has led me to spend the following 3 hours reading Neal Stephenson's website, numerous Wikipedia articles on the Glorious Revolution and James II, and annotations from around the web.

I'm somewhat overwhelmed by the huge amounts of detail, and in some ways would have preferred it if he'd just written an entertaining non-fiction book.

Next in the series is The Confusion, which will hopfully make me _less_ confused. But first I have about 5 other books to finish off - including We Need to Talk about Kevin and the second Science of Discworld book.