I cannot believe I finished The Baroque Cycle! It is a major undertaking and it seemed at first as if I would never complete it. Now that I have and now that I see the story as a whole I am just amazed by Neal Stephenson’s creativity and his ability to tie so much together making this unique and unpredictable story. Stephenson is quite long winded. What I mean is that he does not leave out a single detail. While I personally love this kind of writing, this slow but incredibly insightful journey of a tale, many would probably become bored or lose interest so I wanted to point this out. I recommend this series to anyone who loves historical fiction with a fantastical flair and a sometimes dry but witty and clever sense of humor.
The continuation of Jack, Eliza and Daniel’s tales is a masterpiece. This story runs through the last ten years of the 17th century and on into about the first five years of the 18th century. Every topic that defines this time period is covered in this Volume and covered with beautiful detail. There are several parts of this book that I completely breezed through because it was so incredibly exciting, particularly with Jack. However, much of this Volume is a slow read. I read slowly to be sure to pick up every detail and to simply enjoy Stephenson’s amazing writing style.
I highly recommend this series! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!