The Mongoliad

Lynne Kiesling

Speaking of Neal Stephenson, he’s involved in a new, online, serialized novel called The Mongoliad. Set in 1241, it’s an adventure journey story with the Mongol invasions of Europe as a backdrop. There are some stories you can read on the site for free, but to receive the weekly chapters you have to subscribe. So it’s an interesting venture both in a literary sense and as a new online business model (which hearkens back to the early 19th century in a way that I find charming).

Happy reading! What are you planning to read this weekend? I am finishing up Deirdre McCloskey’s The Bourgeois Virtues and Paul Seabright’s The Company of Strangers, and will probably have some things to say about both of them.

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  1. I’ve been meaning to read McCloskey’s book since before it was released, but haven’t yet. I bought and read the first part of Seabright’s book, but didn’t get far because I felt pretty much in agreement with what I read and wasn’t getting enough out of it. I occasionally feel the urge to go back to it.

    Looking forward to your comments on both.

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