Cover of The Shadow of the Torturer.

The Shadow of the Torturer

author: Gene Wolfe (1980)
series: The Book of the New Sun #1
date read: 2018-03-12
pages: 262
lists: fantasy
rating: β˜… β˜† β˜† β˜† β˜†

Really not sure what to think. Odd pacing, odd descriptions, odd … everything? I just didn’t find my way into this world and this rhythm. The storytelling is a stylistic choice that makes sense within that world, but requires a dedication I don’t feel motivated for (think Tolkien).

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