I think your new friend may have already said it.....80 years thats young, my fav writer is 94 years old god bless his healthy lifestyle
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I have a similar problem with BOTLS actually - I guess I'm not a paid up member of the Thieves' Guild because I really couldn't understand quite a lot of what Auk, Hyacinth, Chenille and others of like background had to say on first reading. had to go back to it several times.I couldn't finish TBOTLS, but really enjoyed the first two books of TBOTSS. The third book in that sequence however I couldn't finish because of the character with the incredibly annoying speech who comes in half way through...
Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you enjoyed it, I feel the same way about it as you did. I just finished the first Long Sun book and enjoyed it as well, please share your comments as you read that series. I do recommend that you read Urth first, I really enjoyed that book, that and the The Sword of the Lictor were my favorites in that series.I just finished the BOTNS. It is definitely one of my favorite books, science fiction or otherwise. The story was fascinating, the language was beautiful, and the characters were memorable. I bought the BOTLS, and found a few short story books by Wolfe and the Urth of the New Sun for free. Looking forward to reading them after I take a sci-fi break!
I am reading too many books at the moment, but I definitely plan on reading Urth, then BOTLS. Severian is an amazing character ... I am glad there is more of him to look forward to. I have so much Wolfe to get through, and they are all there on my shelves, tempting me! I am going to get through Towers of Midnight first though, so I am caught up on the Wheel of Time.Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you enjoyed it, I feel the same way about it as you did. I just finished the first Long Sun book and enjoyed it as well, please share your comments as you read that series. I do recommend that you read Urth first, I really enjoyed that book, that and the The Sword of the Lictor were my favorites in that series.
I got a bit lucky. There is a free bookstore in Baltimore called The Book Thing, and I found a hard cover first edition of Urth, as well as Castle of Days and Castleview. So I went from no Wolfe to lots of Wolfe overnight! Looking forward to a 14 hour train ride for the holidays to catch up on my reading.Tell me about it. I've been reading so much Wolfe lately that I put him down to read other authors. I am having withdrawals and am itching to get back to his books.
Well I still don't quite have that 'problem' but the trouble is that after a while you begin to suspect that actully, everything is linked to everything else and then you have to go buy that other vol. that someone has pointed out has material relevant to X or Y and then there's the next one that's linked somehow to the one you just bought ...Lucky you don't have my problem. I own all of Gene's published fiction...