The Shadow of the Torturer


  • book_id: 734,
  • book_owned_medium: đŸ’¾digital,
  • book_read_medium: đŸ’¾digital,
  • book_status: read,
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  • type: Book, RenderedItem,,
  • aggregatedRating: đŸ™‚okay (3/5),
  • author: Gene Wolfe,
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  • genre: fiction, sci-fi,
  • name: The Shadow of the Torturer,
  • review: If Neil Gaiman mentions a book to be in his top 3 scifi (the other two being Neuromancer and Left Hand of Darkness) & fantasy books, you pay attention and you read it. This book is a gentle fantasy - there is excellent world building, the language is fantastic, the pacing just right. I didn't feel bored - even if there is no real fantasy stuff happening until quite late in the book. A lot of stuff just went over my head - nothing was explained in a clear manner. The sequels are supposed to be more forthcoming in terms of explanations - but I don't want to read more books just to figure this out.,
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