The Wizard (The Wizard Knight #2)

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Synopsis

Sir Able is back and the story continues just as discombabulated and confusing as the first book.

 

My Thoughts

I hated this. While the style was as discomfiting, stupid, confusing and all around idiotic as the first book,at least the first book was original. This was just crap.

And at over 600 pages, it was grueling.  This confirms that I’m not a Gene Wolfe fan, nor will I ever be.

I have to admit, I don’t know WHY I didn’t DNF this. I definitely should have. It had all the earmarks. I blame it on my cousin who highly recommended both of these books. I think I kept waiting for it to “get better”.

The only good thing is now it is over. Wow, that is pretty bad isn’t it?

 

Rating: 1 of 5 Stars

Author: Gene Wolfe

The Wizard

The Wizard Knight #2

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The Knight (The Wizard Knight #1)

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Synopsis

A young boy from our world is transported to fairyland, then to another world. Once there, he meets a fairy goddess who grows him up overnight. His various adventures while trying to be a knight and refind his fairy love.

My Thoughts

While I enjoyed the writing and story [having read Wolfe’s Book of the Long Sun and thought it was pure trash, this was a delightful surprise], something just seemed off-putting about how the narrative jumped around.

I haven’t read any other reviews, so I haven’t been influenced that way, but to be honest, my first thought was that the main character was autistic. I still think so.

There was a lot of the “boyish” in the character, which is to be expected as he is supposed to be 12 or 16 or something until he’s magically “adult’ed” and I found that rather charming. But the timelessness, the odd hesitancies, the complete and utter honesty, the vagaries, it was different enough that it made me feel slightly uncomfortable.

The whole world was engaging. From the various levels of reality, the monsters, the fairies, the side characters good and bad,the giant mystery dog, it all was interesting and well constructed.

I am looking forward to reading the sequel, The Wizard, very soon.

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Author: Gene Wolfe

The Wizard Knight #1

The Knight