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After the Book of the New Sun this is my favorite Gene Wolfe series! Book of the Long Sun,,,!!!
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2016
I have re-read this book after having read it when it was first out and I have to say it holds up well and rewards the repeat reading. I'll start reading a Gene Wolfe book intending to only read a few paragraphs but I'm usually sucked in and have to read it through to the end. This is especially true of the novels of his that I have re-read. I don't know why it was tougher for me those years ago to get all that this book has to offer but now I have enjoyed it more than the first time. His writing style doesn't seem complicated but I guess it takes some getting used to as many people I've known have difficulty reading his work. Give it a try and you may be pleasantly and greatly surprised and rewarded. Also be aware that this is the second book in a four book series. The first being "Nightside the Long Sun," which of course is also excellent.