(urth) Sorcerer's House Comment

Fred Kiesche godelescherbach at gmail.com
Thu May 3 13:46:45 PDT 2012

Or...we have read a lot of Wolfe. Gaiman is talking to an audience who
probably has never heard of Wolfe. So he might be aiming his remarks to get
folks interested and actually pick up a book.

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:44 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Fred Kiesche <godelescherbach at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > “The Sorcerer’s House,” by Gene Wolfe, amazed me. It was such a cunning
> > book, and it went so deep. A foxy fantasy about a house that grows, with
> > chapters that are the Greater Trumps of a tarot deck.
> Hm, we didn't think it was very deep - Bax was indeed the evil twin
> who by the end murders his brother and usurps his wife and
> possessions, just like Emlyn was the evil twin and Ieyuan
> misunderstood. Maybe we missed something by not looking at the Greater
> Trumps?
> --
> gwern
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scribble, scribble, scribble, eh?" (The Duke of Gloucester, on being
presented with Volume 2 of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.)
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