I read another review of Quicksilver (minus the labeled spoiler). This book just has me frightened. I admittedly bought it in a hoopla over Stephenson’s recent Austin appearance. Even though I was unable to go, I wanted in on the group read thing. But after Scott’s recent mid-book impressions and some reviews, I am in serious doubt that I will like it. With the backlog of books I already have, I am already unlikely to persist with books that I feel like I am forcing myself to read; it’s like a chore instead of the entertaining diversion that I am looking for in a book. Still, I would like to give Quicksilver a fair chance. Time will tell.