Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Another Time Suck

So I stopped at borders yesterday and picked up a copy of quicksilver, Neal Stephenson's new book.

First impression: It's good. It's long, and probably won't be a quick read, but overall I like where it's going.

Interestingly, for those who are having trouble understanding some part of it, there appears to be a wiki devoted to the book. I haven't delved too deeply into the wiki yet, since I want to avoid finding out too much about the book before I read it, but I can definately see why this kind of thing would be useful in the future...

4 comments:

  1. Check out his publisher's web page for book tours if you haven't already--i've already penciled in his stop in Cambridge.
    Now, if only i can round up enough Big Wheel worshipers...

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  2. Oh, believe me, I've already started planning for a trip into NYC for his stop there ;-)

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  3. This entry reminded me of http://allconsuming.net , which is a pretty cool site. For example: http://allconsuming.net/item.cgi?isbn=0380977427. Basically it is a site that scans weblogs for book references, and tracks books that have been blogged about in the last hour, last week, etc.

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  4. Try this: http://allconsuming.net/item.cgi?isbn=0380977427
    Having a period at the end breaks it. :)

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