(urth) On Blue's Waters (Initial thoughts)

Daniel Petersen danielottojackpetersen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 11:30:06 PST 2012

Yeah, the writing style is different than the earlier Suns.  But I really
like it.  I really like Horn's character developed through the journal
entries.  It's a mounting trilogy to me.  The further you go, the more
complex the writing gets and the world becomes.  I think OBW clips along a
lot more nicely than most of Long Sun.  But it is weird and I can
understand finding it a bit hard to crack at first.  I didn't think the
speaking of certain characters in OBW was any more gimmicky than similar
tropes in Long Sun.


On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 7:12 PM, Antonin Scriabin
<kierkegaurdian at gmail.com>wrote:

> I just finished *On Blue's Waters*.  It took me a while to really get
> into it, but I look forward to reading the rest of the Short Sun books.
> For some reason it didn't capture my imagination like most of the others
> Wolfe novels I have read; I think I was expecting the very verbose
> suffusion of description found in the New and Long Suns.  I also thought
> the way some of the characters spoke was uncharacteristically gimmicky for
> Wolfe (I have in mind the character who helps Horn devise the rough map
> towards the beginning and spoke a bit like Yoda).  By the introduction of
> Krait, though, I was hooked.  Is anyone else just starting out with the New
> Sun trilogy, or are you all old Wolfe pros? [?]
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