Silver, but feels like lead

My copy of Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1) arrived on my doorstep along with The Fortress of Solitude and The Namesake.
The combined weight of this fall reading weighed about 82 pounds, mainly because Neal Stephenson's latest numbers 944 pages. Hurrican Isabel could have come through Seattle and carried the house into the Puget Sound and that package would still be sitting on the doorstep.
Ooh, goody goody.