(urth) Wizard-Knight sucks, or, is there any scholarly research on it?
crushtv at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 18:18:59 PST 2009
> Maybe Abel really is dumb and illiterate, but it was sometimes difficult
> to follow the narrative because Abel is a bad storyteller.
Well, honestly, the part about being a bad story-teller is true of Severian,
as well (to the extent that it IS true). The Book of the New Sun was the
first Wolfe story I'd read. I told the guy who recommended it that I thought
Wolfe was a great creator of worlds but only a so-so writer. Then I read The
Fifth Head of Cerberus and decided that --based on the two novels-- he was
the best science fiction writer I'd ever read. But the "weaknesses" in the
story-telling in TWK (if they are weaknesses) are the same as those in
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