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The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
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Apr 06, 2011

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Ed Hi, Veronica. The Book of the New Sun is one of my favorite books I've ever read. I'm guessing you've probably heard that it isn't an easy book to grok. Wolfe writes on multiple levels. You can certainly read and enjoy the superficial fantasy adventure, but, if you want to dive into the deeper meanings or just want some help in trying to figure out what the heck is going on, the WolfeWiki can be helpful. It's very much a work-in-progress, but I think it's the best resource there is for reading Wolfe on the web. Here are some entry points for you:

I presume you've read Neil Gaiman's essay "How to Read Gene Wolfe"? If not, that's also a good place to start.


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