For the past few months I’ve worked my way through Gene Wolfe’s Book of the Short sun, only recently finishing the final volume, and thus finally wrapping up his whole Solar Cycle which began with The Book of the New Sun, and Continued with The Book of the Long Sun. 650 more words
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The shadow of the torturer, by Gene Wolfe (1980).
Score: still trying to figure out the point.
See, I was very hyped about this book. I had read that it was complicated, subtle, explained very little and at the same time inspired a lot of theories and interpretations, and all of those were selling points for me. 558 more words
The Executioner's Song : Gene Wolfe - "Shadow of the Torturer" and "Claw of the Conciliator" (The Book of the New Sun #1 and 2)
What do we commoners look for in our fantastic literature? Severian, (the reminiscing protagonist of Gene Wolfe’s “Book of the New Sun”) suggests that we expect the same things from books that we expect from a well-conducted public execution: 930 more words