The Shadow of the Torturer
Publish date: January 12th 2010
Publisher: Audible Frontiers
Edition language: English
Series: The Book of the New Sun -2 (#1)
I'm abandoning this audiobook. I've read it before in print and although the narrator isn't bad, I'm bored by it. The print version was actually interesting. The audio one just doesn't work for me.
I really liked the ancient archaic feel of this book even though it is set in the far distant future. I can't wait to read the rest of the tetralogy.
The tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession -- showing mercy toward his victim -- and follows his subsequent journey out of his home city of Nessus. So this week may not have been the appropria...
Imagine me holding the book upside down, cocking my head to the side and squinting while gritting my teeth. That's the depiction of my bafflement.I do not know what I've done wrong with this book; I have seen Gene Wolfe showered with praises left, right and from Neil Gaiman's lips, and cornered with...
I return to this often, it's one of the few genre fictions that always rewards another visit. Wolfe is up to many games here, cloaked in his version of the unreliable narrator, one in an unfamiliar exotic world where the rules are unknown.There's plenty of action, and gore and political intrigue and...
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