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Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 21:10:28 +0200
From: Oren Douek 
Subject: (urth) Greetings!


I'm new to this list. I actually stumbled upon it while googling for John
Crowley a few months ago. I was reading Little, Big back then (great book!)
and was looking for answers to some questions I had about it (I still have
some actually, and might post them here a bit later, if it's alright;
haven't read the FAQ yet I must admit). I was surprised I found such a
lively discussion about Crowley on this board, and answers to some of my

Anyhow, I've just started reading my first Gene Wolfe novel, Shadow of the
Torturer. And I have a question about something on the first page actually

Who were the characters who said the following two phrases:

    "And try to get through the barbican without a safe-conduct? They'd send
    Master Gurloes."
    "But why would the guard leave?"

I guess that when I get used to Wolfe's style I wouldn't have to ask such
trivial questions! But until then...



P.S. I also had a chance to read The Best Introduction to the Mountains last
week. I really liked it!


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