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The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read January 11, 2019 to July 5, 2019.

And so this epic tetralogy closes; actually, this is rather the fourth volume of one long novel, because things didn’t start making a lick of sense before the third book, and even know there are lots of things I don’t understand. I intend to read the coda next, The Urth of the New Sun, which apparently will make things even clearer, although many people say that a second read-through might be required too.

It was a wild ride, and a great one. Looking back, I see I gave the second book four stars and not five. In retrospect I’m not sure why that was, although like I said, answers to the many great mysteries that begun in the first book didn’t start popping up until the third book, so I suppose I was very bewildered as I finished the second one. I’m sure now that this is one of the best works of speculative fiction (because it’s both sci-fi and fantasy) I have read.
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Reading Progress

May 1, 2017 – Started Reading
May 1, 2017 – Shelved
May 9, 2017 –
May 15, 2017 –
May 15, 2017 –
May 17, 2017 –
40.0% "Finally I understand something about the nature of this world. It only took three and a half book. (The Last House)"
May 21, 2017 –
May 27, 2017 –
May 27, 2017 – Finished Reading
January 11, 2019 – Started Reading
July 5, 2019 – Finished Reading

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