Great Mix of History, Science and Fiction
My rating: 5/5
Usually, I don’t read novels, but this master piece by Neal Stephenson got me hooked. It’s a brick of nearly 1000 pages, but I never once felt bored reading it. The setting is 15th century europe and Neal has made many of the royalties and scientists and other important figures of that time characters of his book. We get to know Isaac Newton and his German counterpart Leibniz, at the end of the era of alchemy. We get a lot of science, political and economy history along with a fiction story woven into that big setting. Fun, enlightening, awesome.
The language of the book is very advanced, and since english is not my native tounge I certainly missed a lot nuances. Still, it was a hell of a read. Highly recommended.