Omnibus including On Blue's Waters, In Green's Jungles, and Return to the Whorl....
|Title||:||The Book of the Short Sun: On Blue's Waters/In Green's Jungles/Return to the Whorl|
|Number of Pages||:||508 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Book of the Short Sun: On Blue's Waters/In Green's Jungles/Return to the Whorl Reviews
Gene Wolfe has earned a reputation for writing novels that benefit from being read twice. His works are often complex and they do tend to reward careful reading, so much so that it’s not uncommon to hear prospective readers asking which of his Solar Cycle works is the easiest to read. Wolfe’s Book of the Short Sun trilogy is certainly not the place to start, but it is an otherwise fine finish to this distinguished cycle of stories that bridge the gap between fantasy and science fiction, and for some readers, between literary and genre fiction.In The Book of the New Sun, Severian is tasked with saving Earth and its dying sun. In The Book of the Long Sun, Wolfe tells the story of a generation ship that was launched to a nearby star... Read More:http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi...
Really liked this book, another hit for Gene Wolfe. Wolfe is quickly becoming my favorite author. This is a direct sequel to the Book of The Long Sun, and I would say it's necessary to read that first. That said, I liked Long Sun a little more, probably because it stands alone, and this book fills in some of the mysteries from that series. I get the feeling that, similar to Urth of The New Sun, Wolfe was worried that his reader's didn't "get" all of the Long Sun, and put some clarification in these books. It is an amazing read by itself, however, part SciFi, part Fantasy, part Epic Drama. A sort of post-scifi Odyssey.
I'm quite sure this is the first maximum score I give a book in more than two years, but it's completely deserved. Pity I was quite rushed to finish it...Don't ask exactly why I think it's so good. It's nothing specific and everything combined, that's all I'll say.
Fantastic ending of a long wonderful journey that started with the 'Shadow of the Torturer"
Omnibus volume of the series.