Gene Wolfe’s second novel of 1990 was probably the least characteristic book he has ever written, if that can be said of a writer with the chameleon-like quality of changing style and subject so frequently. 1,253 more words
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I remember buying Castleview a long time ago, in the much-missed Compendium Books in Birmingham, mine and many others’ nomination for the best second hand SF bookshop in Britain. 1,124 more words
This is the first book in “the Book of the New Sun” series, and honestly one of the best books I have ever read. I said this about… 349 more words
This particular book has been on my “to read” list for quite a while after I saw that Neil Gaiman recommended it.
The plot revolves around a man named Bax — a scholar many times over, a cheat, a sometimes fraud, and a recently released convict. 310 more words
I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. 790 more words