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Admired five stars' worth, but didn't like it
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2018
I suppose that I am fantasy-poisoned. I loved Gene Wolfe's precise use of words, but the book itself was flat for me. Been there, read a bunch of stuff like that. Derivative of him, likely.
Wolfe has won Nebulas and Hugos and Grand Masterships, the Triple Crown of speculative fiction writing, so obvs. I am alone here. I admired his writing, but didn't like it.