The Confusion

I spent this morning finishing The Confusion, which was extremely good; Stephenson’s best since Snow Crash (though I haven’t read The Diamond Age). In fact the best reason to read Quicksilver is to have the background necessary to enjoy The Confusion. I suspect the upcoming and final book of the series will have less of the swashbuckling and chaotic action that Stephenson does so well (since the major players are quite a bit older than they were at the start of the saga), but I’m looking forward to it all the same.