Christopher's Reviews > The Knight

The Knight by Gene Wolfe
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
May 10, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-fantasy, own
Read in June, 2009

This was my first Gene Wolfe book I have read. I know this book was not considered his masterpiece, but what a fantastic adventure.

I am trying to find the words to describe Gene Wolfe's style of writing. Someone once explained to me that reading Gene Wolfe was like drinking wine. For those who develop a taste for his writing are very well rewarded. I have to agree. I read every page with anticipation.

Gene Wolfe plays with your mind by giving you biased and unpredictible narration. His understanding of world culture, beliefs, and mythology is incredible.

Maybe it was just a fluke that I was sailing away from the city of Malta while reading this book, but I began to wonder what is it that makes one a knight. For some it is their birth and for others it is their call. Honor, bravery, compassion are not qualities that one is born with they have to be earned. These are the true knights.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Knight.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

05/26/2009 page 203
46.99% 1 comment
show 1 hidden update…

Comments (showing 1-3 of 3) (3 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

Scott Dude I just bought this and read the first page of Ch.1 and it seems like a great story!! Thanks for the recommendation...

Scott no review?

Christopher Scott wrote: "no review?

I know, I am getting lazy in my old age. Maybe I should throw a quick review together. ** Start Eore voice ** Thanks for noticing ** End Eore voice **

back to top