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

Gerry Quinn gerry at bindweed.com
Mon Jan 9 11:33:10 PST 2012

From: Antonin Scriabin 

> I just finished On Blue's Waters.  It took me a while to really get into it,
> but I look forward to reading therest 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?   

Just recently finished my re-read of the same book.  I actually liked it a lot more second time round.
I think Wolfe did go a bit overboard on the individual dialogue in both Long Sun and Short Sun, but it’s liveable-with.
- Gerry Quinn

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