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One of the greatest works of literature of all time
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2019
I have read the Book of the New Sun in hardcopy several times. I have not yet read all of it in the Kindle edition, so I can say I've only seen minor typos.
But the work itself has observations equal to some of the greatest works of literature - that we are all torturers is but one of them. Another is how empty life can see looking back on it, as the Chief Librarian observes.
Yes, the work can be disturbing - the main character is a torturer, after all. But so is life.
The stories draw you in. It can be hard to put down sometimes, and hard to continue, others. Take the time to enjoy, and dwell on the nuggets you find.
And certainly, read it more than once. Some parts make far more sense when you know what is to come.