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  • Paperback
  • 608
  • Shadow Claw
  • Gene Wolfe
  • English
  • 08 February 2019
  • 9781857989779

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  1. says:

    Wolfe has an almost legendary status amongst fellow authors; Gaiman called him 'a ferocious intellect' Swanwick said he's the greatest writer in the English language alive today and Disch called this series a tetralogy of couth intelligence and suavityYou can rarely trust the popular market to single out good authors but you'd thin

  2. says:

    Update 526 finally finished Man this is an intense book I was tempted to give up on it at various points because it's so tho

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    The Shadow of the Torturer Apprentice torturer Severian shows mercy for an imprisoned woman and helps her commit suicide rather than e

  4. says:

    Fantastic ConjunctivitisWolfe is most often compared to Tolkien and Lewis However this is regurgitation of marke

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    Gene Wolfe is not a misgynistBefore all the sensitive types start in on Gene Wolfe's treatment of women in Shadow and Claw I thought I would head off such criticisms by exploring women's freedom in Wolfe's UrthOn Urth women are1 Permitted to learn to read There are actually a number of women in the narrative that not only can read but also can read and understand something akin to Latin But don't you dare call it Latin because it's not Gen

  6. says:

    My three favorite novels in the world are Dune by Frank Herbert The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe I bet that many of you have read and many have heard of the first two but I wonder how many have read the last The Book of the New Sun is less accessible than The Name of t

  7. says:

    I stopped after The Shadow of the TorturerIt was ok and I fully grasp the idea that a reader should be doing a lot of the

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    update 1222015 On this my first re reading I'm stopping with Shadow of the Torturer in a for now kind of moment There are some other things I'd like to read as 2015 winds down Not sure if I enjoyed the story or about the same this time around Certainly not less original review My first pass through Gene Wolfe's Shadow of the TorturerClaw of

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    MUST read at first available opportunity bc Servo is an ode to one of Pierce Brown's favorite characters in literature Sev

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    The book’s cover offers a blurb from Neil Gaiman The best SF novel of the last century Yeah okay Neil I thought to myself I bet you say that to all the pretty booksThen I read the book And he was right At least right if you define best as none better rather than better than all Book of the New Sun belongs in a class of its own If there's anything to compare it with I haven't read itWith this uartet Gene Wolfe did for speculative literatu

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Shadow Claw

With his ancient executioner's sword Terminus Est This edition contains the first two volumes of this four volume novel The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliat update 1222015 On this my first re reading I m stopping with Shadow of the Torturer in a for now kind of moment There are some other things I d like to read as 2015 winds down Not sure if I enjoyed the story or about the same this time around Certainly not less original review My first pass through Gene Wolfe s Shadow of the TorturerClaw of the Conciliator was summed up with a status update I made about two thirds of the way throughFlashes of brilliance between swaths of tediumI did not dislike the book and I expect to re read it and enjoy it even some day but it did not strike me thus Not on this first readingAerin said it wellReading these books is like trying to watch a foreign movie without subtitles from two miles away with a crappy set of binoculars and the audio coming over a fuzzy radio freuency mixed with three other simultaneous broadcasts most of the time you re just watching incomprehensible things happening thinking if you could only see things a little clearly and understand what the hell people were saying this might be a really interesting storyAnd and Aerin hints at this as well there is this tendency to wink and nudge your way through a book like this There s some High Vocabulary and there is an Intricate Plot and recognizably Epic Characters And you know for a fact that Gene Wolfe is no dummy he is a talented storyteller and a gifted author And who wants to be left behind Wolfe is gifted and talented and this is a great and convoluted and complex but epic story and so it must be brilliant Who wants to admit that they re left behind that they didn t get it that they were frustrated by it even as they enjoyed it Or at least wanted to enjoy itAnd that s where I landed with this one I wanted to enjoy it and I believe that there is an enjoyable novel in there but unless you re going to give it the extra effort on the first pass or unless you re a preternaturally brilliant ascetic expect to be a little frustrated on that first pass

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The New Sun is an extraordinary epic set a million years in the future on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways in a time when our present culture is no longer e Update 526 finally finished Man this is an intense book I was tempted to give up on it at various points because it s so thoroughly dick lit I mean the hero carries around a sword that he unsheathes oils and re sheaths routinely throughout his travels and he sleeps with nearly every woman he encounters but usually in the most patronizing way imaginable there s actually an extremely painful cringeworthy attempt at some sort of epiphanic look into the male psyche wherein it is brought to the reader s attention that men don t only want the hot chicks They don t discriminate They want the not so hot chicks too Preferably simultaneously all of which would be fine if the whole thing weren t trying desperately to be something much less transparent than that Parts of this were delightfully magical actually most of it was imagery wise It s definitely a pleasure to feel like you ve tapped into the mind of someone on a really good permanent acid trip But I think I need to go build back up my estrogen reserves before continuing on to the second half I ll have whatever drugs this author is on Kthxbai

Review Shadow Claw

Ven a memory Severian the central character is a torturer exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims and journeying to the distant city of Thrax armed My three favorite novels in the world are Dune by Frank Herbert The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe I bet that many of you have read and many have heard of the first two but I wonder how many have read the last The Book of the New Sun is less accessible than The Name of the Rose and weirder than Dune The mind bending future world where the sun is so close to dead that you can see the stars in the daytime is on par with Dune in its richness and complexity The mostly religious philosophy which the characters often discuss in casual conversation without it seeming contrived is on par with The Name of the Rose or better But the characterization is better than either Although the main character is male the female characters are far real vivid and varied than almost anything I ve encountered in fiction and particularly science fictionThe book is full of hints and allusions and puzzles Despite what some readers may say all the pieces are there and it s uite possible to put them together though it might take a second read through and some thought I think many readers come away frustrated because they read the first volume alone and find that they have uestions than answers There s also Gene Wolfe s love of obscure vocabulary he doesn t make up words he just resurrects them I liked learning that an epopt is the opposite of a neophyte and that a carnifex is another word for executioner You can get by with context but if you re a word nerd the OED will beckon you Every now and again the narrative pauses while the characters read a story from a book of tales or have a story telling contest The narrator main character tries to fool you into thinking that it s just an interlude included for his sense of completeness but like many of things he says it s just a subtle lie or perhaps self deceptionIt s one of those books that I wish fervently my friends would all read because it s such a pleasure to discuss I m not sure I ve done a good job of convincing anyone but if you re a fan of difficult pleasures this is a book for you


About the Author: Gene Wolfe

Hugo nominee without a win Wolfe has nevertheless picked up several