Forgive an ignorant Vagabond, but I am used to men of action—so when the Doctor spends all day, every day, talking to people, it seems to me as if he's doing nothing.
He's accomplishing nothing—that's very different from doing nothing.Enoch said gravely.
Continuing my programme of rereading books I last enjoyed ten years ago, this is the first volume in Neal Stephenson's 3000-odd-page Baroque Cycle series. The series is a prequel to John Wilkins is rather different!
While this is an impressive and wide-ranging piece of work, with a number of
Good Bits (my favourites generally being the Eliza-and-Jack sections), it's not
as tightly-written as
Recommended if meticulously-researched, extremely long novels are your kind of