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From: CRCulver@aol.com
Subject: Re:  (urth) some comments
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 22:27:26 EDT

jdr8d@cs.virginia.edu (John Regehr) said:
<About a week ago I ran across the archive for the Urth list.  Four
somewhat daunting megabytes later, I've finished reading it, and I'm
impressed.  You people have picked up on a lot of things that I missed>

Welcome to the list! Thanks for your praise of our close reading, though I
should warn you that our conclusions are by no means truth. <g>

<and I recently completed my third reading of TBotNS>

Was it truly different than the first two times? It wasn't until the third
reading that I understood the events in the stone town with Apu-Punchau and

<This seems odd, since these have
been intelligent and literate people who generally enjoy the same sorts of
books that I do.>

I know what you mean, I've tried recommending the Book of the New Sun to a
friend of mine really into fantasy, but it didn't catch. I guess that reading
any book by Wolfe is quite a heavy task, and it is only a fluke that a few of
us can muster the effort to tackle it. Because Wolfe doesn't write crap, this
is true of all his books, and it is hard to find an accessible one.

Christopher R. Culver <crculver@aol.com>

*More Wolfe info & archive of this list at http://www.urth.net/urth/

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