(urth) Urth Digest, Vol 67, Issue 10

James Wynn crushtv at gmail.com
Thu Mar 11 08:43:04 PST 2010

> FWIW, Locus review Paul Witcover panned "The Sorcerer's House" "hermetic"
>  and "like exquisite but finicky puzzle boxes that deny entrance and
> pleasure to all but a few aficionados who are adept in the strategies
> necessary to solve them."

This is probably true for all Wolfe's novels going back to Fifth Head,
so I'm not sure I understand Witcover's beef. Even AEG was like The
Book of the New Sun in that on the first read, I thought I generally
understood what was going on.

Sometimes Wolfe's novels are more like the puzzle box in Hellraiser.


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