(urth) The Distant Suns of Gene Wolfe

Michael Straight mfstraight at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 11:03:05 PDT 2007

Sheesh.  Do we really have to pretend that liking Wolfe proves that
we're super-smart and that people who don't are just lazy, not willing
to do the "hard work" that we're willing to do?

Reading Wolfe requires a different kind of attention than reading some
other books, but I wouldn't call it work.  I enjoy that kind of
reading.  If I didn't, I wouldn't do it.  It doesn't make me morally
superior to someone who doesn't enjoy that kind of reading.

I don't enjoy skateboarding or skeet shooting, but it's not because
I'm too lazy to do the "work" (practice) it would take for me to do
those things well.  I'm just not interested


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