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The Shadow of the Torturer - Gene Wolfe
The Shadow of the Torturer
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The first volume of "The Book of the New Sun". The Earth is old and the sun is dying. In the great Citadel of the City Imperishable, Severian - apprentice to the torturer's guild - betrays his oath. Exiled, he begins his phantasmagoric odyssey through the perilous world of the deep, distant future.
The first volume of "The Book of the New Sun". The Earth is old and the sun is dying. In the great Citadel of the City Imperishable, Severian - apprentice to the torturer's guild - betrays his oath. Exiled, he begins his phantasmagoric odyssey through the perilous world of the deep, distant future.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780671540661 (0671540661)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 211
Edition language: English
Series: The Book of the New Sun -2 (#1)
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
4.0 Review: The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun Book 1 of 5)
It took me a long time to read such a short book due to my work schedule. I often only managed to read for a few minutes at a time because I kept having to drop what I was doing at a moment’s notice. Today was supposed to be a day off (my first after 14 days), and I ended up working for most of it...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
0.0 The Shadow of the Torturer (audiobook) abandoned at 34%
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.
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
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.
Dispatches from Terabithia
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3.0 The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1)
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...
Words, words, words
Words, words, words rated it
2.0 The Shadow of the Torturer
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...
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