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SUMMARY The Confusion

The Confusion

In the year 1689 a cabal of Barbary galley slaves including one Jack Shaftoe aka King of the Vagabonds aka Half Cocked Jack devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune A great adventure ensues a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver nay gold nay legendary goldIn Europe the exuisite and resourceful Eliza Countess de la Zeur is stripped of he Excerpt from the journal of Neal StephensonWhat have I done I must have been out of my mind to think that I could write a trilogy set in the late 17th and early 18th century that used three main fictional characters to explore the political and religious intrigue of the time as well as the development of the first stages of modern science and economics If that wasn t enough of a challenge I had to incorporate a bit of science fiction by including my ageless character Enoch Root and hints that the alchemy of the day may have been on to something Oh and just to complicate it even I made the brilliant decision to have one of my main characters from uicksilver be in the midst of the late stages of syphilis as well as being captured by pirates What was I thinking I m going to need Jack to get me out of this mess and I effectively killed him in th Einsteins Generation used three main fictional characters to explore the political and religious intrigue of the time as well as the development of the first stages of modern science and economics If that wasn t enough of a challenge I had to incorporate a bit of science fiction by including my ageless character Enoch Root and hints that the alchemy of the day may have been on to something Oh and just to complicate it even I made the brilliant decision to have one of my main characters from Electing Judges uicksilver be in the midst of the late stages of syphilis as well as being captured by pirates What was I thinking I m going to need Jack to get me out of this mess and I effectively killed him in th

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R immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer Penniless and at risk from those who desire either her or her head or both she is caught up in a web of international intrigue even as she desperately seeks the return of her most precious possessionMeanwhile Newton and Leibniz continue to propound their grand theories as their infamous rival The Confusion is Book Two of the Baroue Cycle While it is an excellent book it did not strike me as profoundly as the first book uicksilver But even a mediocre NS book tends to tower over any rivals and this book by no means is to be considered mediocreIf you are familiar with the Baroue cycle you know that the story centers around a few main characters through whom the events of history are viewed The first book introduced us to the Baroue age and all the changes occurring in society This book picks up where the other left off good thing since this is the 2nd volume However the key focus of this book is money The development of the modern economy and NS even hints at concepts like price manipulation currency exchange rates banking and even the value of specie in relation to the amount of gold or silver in supplyDoes this sound like a yawn inducing The White Nights of Ramadan up in a web of international intrigue even as she desperately seeks the return of her most precious possessionMeanwhile Newton and Leibniz continue to propound their grand theories as their infamous rival The Confusion is Book Two of the Baroue Cycle While it is an excellent book it did not strike me as profoundly as the first book Beyond the Pale uicksilver But even a mediocre NS book tends to tower over any rivals and this book by no means is to be considered mediocreIf you are familiar with the Baroue cycle you know that the story centers around a few main characters through whom the events of history are viewed The first book introduced The Black Ice Score (Parker, us to the Baroue age and all the changes occurring in society This book picks The Black Painting up where the other left off good thing since this is the 2nd volume However the key focus of this book is money The development of the modern economy and NS even hints at concepts like price manipulation currency exchange rates banking and even the value of specie in relation to the amount of gold or silver in supplyDoes this sound like a yawn inducing

Neal Stephenson ☆ 6 REVIEW

Ry intensifies stubborn alchemy does battle with the natural sciences dastardly plots are set in motion and Daniel Waterhouse seeks passage to the Massachusetts colony in hopes of escaping the madness into which his world has descendedThis PS edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book including author interviews recommended reading and The jig is up the news is outThey finally found meThe renegade who had it madeRetrieved for a bounty From Renegade on the 1978 album Pieces of Eight by StyxIf you have been reading my reviews with the close attention that I hope and pray you have then you saw me mention upon rereading uicksilver the first volume of Neal Stephenson s Baroue Cycle that the most fun was to be had during the swashbuckling and adventurous sections involving Half Cocked Jack Shaftoe King of the Vagabonds in French L Emmerdeur that most romantic renegade who had become if you ll recall view spoilera galley slave hide spoiler The Black Ice Score (Parker, up the news is outThey finally found meThe renegade who had it madeRetrieved for a bounty From Renegade on the 1978 album Pieces of Eight by StyxIf you have been reading my reviews with the close attention that I hope and pray you have then you saw me mention The Black Painting upon rereading Fire and Desire uicksilver the first volume of Neal Stephenson s Baroue Cycle that the most fun was to be had during the swashbuckling and adventurous sections involving Half Cocked Jack Shaftoe King of the Vagabonds in French L Emmerdeur that most romantic renegade who had become if you ll recall view spoilera galley slave hide spoiler

  • Paperback
  • 815
  • The Confusion
  • Neal Stephenson
  • English
  • 24 February 2019
  • 9780060733353

About the Author: Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde Anathem and the three volume historical epic the Baroue Cycle uicksilver The Confusion and The System of the World as well as Cryptonomicon The Diamond Age Snow Crash and Zodiac He lives in Seattle Washington



10 thoughts on “The Confusion

  1. says:

    Excerpt from the journal of Neal StephensonWhat have I done I must have been out of my mind to think that I could write a trilogy set in the late 17th and early 18th century that used three main fictional characters to explore the political an

  2. says:

    “When a thing such as wax or gold or silver turns liuid from heat we say that it has fused” Eliza said to her son “and when suc

  3. says:

    Wow I can't even remember when I started this book 800 pages as the second book in the 2400 page The Baroue Cycle trilogy I feel like a water s

  4. says:

    The Confusion is a typical second book of an atypical trilogy and that is not at all a criticism The second book of trilogies always bridge th

  5. says:

    finished the reread of Confusion and while the short review I wrote on the original read is still relevant the book like the whole Baroue cycle benefits so much on the reread as now I can appreciate the little details too; this being said The Confusion the title word itself having uite a few apparitions in the text as the transition word fr

  6. says:

    The Confusion is Book Two of the Baroue Cycle While it is an excellent book it did not strike me as profoundly as the first book uicksilver But even a mediocre NS book tends to tower over any rivals and this book by no means is to be considered mediocreIf you are familiar with the Baroue cycle you know that th

  7. says:

    The jig is up the news is outThey finally found meThe renegade who had it madeRetrieved for a bounty—From Reneg

  8. says:

    I couldn't finish this and I am not one who is daunted by the size of a book I should have been warned when I picked it up the first time afte

  9. says:

    The Confusion is Captain Jack to uicksilver's Old Jack This is adventure much in the mould of Wilbur Smith heaps of fun as my Aussie relatives say It's still got that twisty turny rambling Stephenson plot that's as much of a world tour as it is a narrative arc but where I thought uicksilver was utterly fascinating I thought The Confusion was truly enjoyable both get 5 stars but surprisingly different books I have 40 boo

  10. says:

    Fantastic book As long as uicksilver this book feels shorter There is less natural philosophy and swashbuckling including a complete circumnavigation of the globe There's a bit about the alchemical properties of King Solomon's gold and some pre Enlightenment chemical engineering Additionally there is a significant amount of banking as many of the events in the book orbit the disintegration of the traditional feudal land economy

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