So after a sojourn into some other books on my reading list, I am starting off a Gene Wolfe stint. I am almost done with The Urth of the New Sun, and plan to read the Long Sun books after that. So far I am enjoying Urth, but not as much as TBONS ... I find it to be incredibly different. The writing doesn't seem as inspired as TBONS, though that might have been unavoidable; as an "explanation" novel, Wolfe probably felt the focus should be on tying up Severian's loose ends more than anything else. It is very clever though, and I will definitely need to re-read it and TBONS at a later date.