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2/25, 2/24, 2/23: Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun - Epic, or at Least Long

#1: Read Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun, which is actually a tetralogy, over the past three days. Guess the books aren’t that long. For a fantasy-epic, they’re not very epic, either. 984 more words

Shadow of the Torturer: Book Review

I recently ranted to a friend about how irritated I am by teenage infatuation as a plot motivation. A lot of it stemmed from my fairly recent consumption of several TV shows and at least one book. 922 more words


Reading The Shadow of the Torturer - Chapters IX-X

SYNOPSIS: Severian and Roche arrive at the House Azure, and Severian chooses to bed a prostitute who both has the same name and likeness as Chatelaine Thecla. 908 more words

Assigned Reading

The Claw of the Conciliator (1981) (Book of the New Sun #2) by Gene Wolfe

The following is a transcript of a conversation between From Couch to Moon and Gene Wolfe. Not really, but just go with me on this. ( 781 more words

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The Shadow of the Torturer

Written by Gene Wolfe, The Shadow of the Torturer now stands as my best example of novels that should be knock-out blockbuster mega sensations, but lacks the ability to connect with mass audiences. 1,186 more words

Guest Writers

The Shadow of the Torturer (1980) by Gene Wolfe

“It’s a pity you are a torturer,” Ultan said. “You might have been a philosopher” (p. 47).

I think Gene Wolfe is talking about himself. Again. 823 more words

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On Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe resides comfortable on my top-ten top-five top-two list of favorite writers, out-ranked only by Chesterton. (You thought I would say Tokien, didn’t you?) For the uninitiated, Gene Wolfe is most famous for his tetrology… 1,332 more words