The System of the World

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So, another book down on the reread-Stephenson project! It was pretty massive (892 pages). My take on my first read (slightly over 14 years ago) here.

OK, it's been 14 years, but I was surprised at how little I remembered of the plot. In addition to a mix of Phant'sy, history-mixed-with-fiction, detailed geography, cartography, lexicography, … there's a lot of humor and fun; action-packed duels (with a cello, Eliza?) (with cannons, Dappa?); scams, heists, jailbreaks, and escapes from certain death.

Next up, probably later this year: Anathem!