Well at least you obtained the first in the Soldier Of The Mist series. They're amongst his best, so you've chosen a good starting point, Book of The New Sun and Fifth Head Of Cerberus notwithstanding.I just got Soldier of the Mist through the library, it will be my first Gene Wolfe because it was more interesting than my only other choice in english language book An Evil Guest, more rated by the Wolfe fans
I find it very hard to believe that a board of professed Wolfers would shy away from reading the Long and Short... I really liked them, especially the Short.Soldier of Sildon is better T77.
It won the World Fantasy Award for last year.
I'm very intersted on your take on the Long and Short Sun books. Very few people I know have read those other than myself here, so it would be good to have another member to discuss those with....
HMMM..what's that old adage about not shootnig the messenger?.....I find it very hard to believe that a board of professed Wolfers would shy away from reading the Long and Short... I really liked them, especially the Short.
i first read this when it came out and discarded it as incomprehnsible. I returned to it this year and have read it all, and thoroughly enjoyed it, until i reached the last chapter.
i actually shouted NO! at the ending, as it has to be the most confusing resolution of a book ever (LOL). Careful study and hard googling has enlightened me somewhat.
Gene Wolfe - what a teacher.