American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 493: Neal Stephenson: The System of the World (2)

December 13, 2021

As we reach the climax of THE BAROQUE CYCLE, by Neal Stephenson, we get two heroic moments from our central characters. Daniel Waterhouse stages a jail break and Jack Shaftoe endures being pressed and decides to face the enemies of the vagabonds (courts and the gallows).