Castle of the Otter

Discussion in 'Gene Wolfe' started by Kierkegaurdian, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Kierkegaurdian

    Kierkegaurdian Well-Known Member

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    Do any of you Wolfe fans have Castle of the Otter? How is it? I am slowly increasing my Wolfe collection, and will probably buy a copy soon. I think I have about 25 of his books at home (combination of short stories and novels). I am very intrigued by this book, and had no idea it was so hard to find and expensive!
     
  2. T77

    T77 Well-Known Member

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    No, sorry I do not have it. I, like you, am gathering as many Wolfe books as I can. I've recently made the switch to digital and hope that all of his works go digital eventually. Please let us know how you like it.
     
  3. GOLLUM

    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    I have Gene's entire ouevre in terms of his novels and the majority of his short story collections, I've never been as big on essays etc.. and hence do not have Castle of the Otter. Clearly you are a major Wolfe fan like myself so I would say go for it if you can somehow obtain a cheaper copy.

    Good luck, I'll be interested to read your thoughts should you be successful...:)
     
  4. Kierkegaurdian

    Kierkegaurdian Well-Known Member

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    It seems pretty unique. I got the impression that it was published between the release of books 3 and 4 of TBOTNS in order to satiate rabid Wolfe fans ... kind of a fun extra that Gene put together about the creation process behind his masterpiece. Also, it has an extremely pretty cover!

    I do like some of his essays ... Castle of Days is a fun read!

    Edit: Found a copy in nearly new condition for about $30 ... perfect!
     
  5. JonLaidlow

    JonLaidlow Trouble Consultant

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    Thread resurrection: Those of you keen to find an affordable copy of "Castle of the Otter" should note that it is reprinted alongside "Gene Wolfe's Book of Days" in the "Castle of Days" collection available from Tor:

    http://us.macmillan.com/castleofdays/genewolfe
     
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