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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilonwy View Post
    "Shadow of the Torturer" by Gene Wolfe
    How do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    How do you like it?
    I'm not that far into it yet, but so far I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    How do you like it?
    I finished "Shadow of the Torturer" and wanted to give you a better review of it than I was able to when you first asked.

    I really liked it. There seems to be a lot of layers to it. Some events keep being referred to, but aren't explained fully, or resolved, so there's some mystery as to what's really going on. It might be because I ended up reading it in short spurts, but the real action part of the story seemed to start very late in the book. However, it was intriguing enough that I'm very much looking forward to starting book 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilonwy View Post
    I finished "Shadow of the Torturer" and wanted to give you a better review of it than I was able to when you first asked.

    I really liked it. There seems to be a lot of layers to it. Some events keep on being referred to, but aren't explained fully, or resolved, so there's some mystery as to what's really going on. It might be because I ended up reading it in short spurts, but the real action part of the story seemed to start very late in the book. However, it was intriguing enough that I'm very much looking forward to starting book 2.
    That is certainly true. I love it. It is one of my favorite books. There is a lot of Ti-explanation there, but if you keep on being sensible instead of nerdy, you will find it much more rewarding in its continued mysteriousness than in the 'ultimate' solutions you could encounter (which, anyway, you can only guess at when you have finished the whole series).

    Gene Wolfe is one of the few writers whose intelligence has really impressed me.

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    Now reading The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, by Sam Kean... quite fascinating so far

    Before that read two Mary Roach books... Stiff and Gulp. Both quite edutaining... I blame NPR for the fact that I HAD to read them I'd definitely recommend all three
    Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    That is certainly true. I love it. It is one of my favorite books. There is a lot of Ti-explanation there, but if you keep on being sensible instead of nerdy, you will find it much more rewarding in its continued mysteriousness than in the 'ultimate' solutions you could encounter (which, anyway, you can only guess at when you have finished the whole series).

    Gene Wolfe is one of the few writers whose intelligence has really impressed me.
    I just started "The Claw of the Conciliator" and I went How did I miss that it's all about the possibilities? I should be letting my imagination run wild with this story, instead of keeping it on a leash. Brilliant!
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    Phenomenology of Perception, Maurice Merleau-Ponty

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    Quote Originally Posted by kquirk View Post
    Cool. How is that?
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