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Odalisque: The Baroque Cycle #3, Neal Stephenson (HarperTorch, 2004 {Brilliance Audio, Narrators: Simon Prebble, Katherine Kellgren, Kevin Pariseau, with forward by Neal Stephenson})

Odalisque is a solid, enjoyable addition to Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle, but as third in the series, requires the reader to already be invested in the tale. Additionally, while I liked it in some senses, the tale is getting a bit long in the tooth by this stage. Continue reading

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The King of the Vagabonds, Neal Stephenson (HarpurCollins, 2003 {Brilliance Audio, 2010; Narrator: Simon Prebble (with Forward by Neal Stephenson)})

The King of the Vagabonds by Neal Stephenson, is a fun if improbable alternative historic romp across 17th century Europe. It is the highly enjoyable second installment in the Baroque Cycle, and though it does not pick up at the end of the cliff-hanger end of the first book it is a fun and brilliant read in its own right. Continue reading

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