(urth) Wizard-Knight sucks, or, is there any scholarly research on it?
lhaygood at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 16:26:36 PST 2009
Link him here! Fresh meat!
I found TWK heavy handed in it's symbolism and an attempt to recapture
the heavily stylized prose of BOTNS without the organic nature of
Severian's voice. Maybe Abel really is dumb and illiterate, but it was
sometimes difficult to follow the narrative because Abel is a bad
storyteller. I think the story would've been better told in the Whorl
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On Nov 9, 2009, at 5:59 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know whether to be more chagrined or amused at him. (I thought
> of resurrecting my Yahoo account and telling him he'd've to pay for
> the only scholarly work or spend several days reading through
> urth.net.) I didn't think _The Knight_ was that bad, although I didn't
> enjoy it nearly as much as _New Sun_ or _Cerberus_.
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