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Favorite Bookish Thing 2016: Gene Wolfe’s Castle of Days

In choosing Gene Wolfe’s Castle of Days, I think:

Anybody else touches it, I’ll eat them.

(I’d go hungry if it weren’t for Shultzy’s two-bean chili.) 847 more words

General Criticism

A Borrowed Man, by Gene Wolfe

A Borrowed Man, by Gene Wolfe

published in 2015

where I got it: purchased new

  1. Protagonist and supporting characters who you’re pretty sure are lying to you and to each other?
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Down The TBR Hole Week #6

It’s time once again for this weekly meme host by the lovely Lia over at Lost In A Story.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

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Book Discussions

Some background on the world of the Witch

I thought I might start posting a little bit about the background to the world of the Witch, and of Glenaster and its surroundings.

The story originally grew from another “high” fantasy tale I was working on, which grew increasingly convoluted and sprawling, to the point where in the end I abandoned it. 274 more words

Book Review - A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe

We meet again, Mr. Blog…

Obviously, I’m in a strange mood today. Yesterday was a refreshing success on many accounts, and I’m feeling relaxed and ready to get some work done today. 883 more words


Why Would Wolfe Choose a Torturer in New Sun?

Sorry for the extremely weird question in the title. Gene Wolfe’s most famous work is The Book of the New Sun. It is four novels long and follows Severian, a torturer. 555 more words