From: "Alice K. Turner"
Subject: Re: (urth) Greetings! Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 22:00:16 -0400 From Oren: > 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 > questions! Hi Oren, Nice to have someone who falls upon a list by accident feel so curious that he (a) signs up and (b) starts right in reading a new author--do you realize that you have committed to a huge number of books in this Wolfe sequence?! One of the reasons there's a lot about Crowley here is that Michael Andre-Driussi (mantis) and I, drawing on the help of four other members of the list (and many outsiders) put together a big, pretty serious book about him. But if you want a small *cheap!!* prototype of that book, write to Michael directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. $5 plus, probably, some shipping, will make you a wise man. > 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 > to > Master Gurloes." > "But why would the guard leave?" This happens to be a very intelligent question. It has been asked before, and I was never one who answered it, so I will leave it to the others--perhaps it shouldn't be answered. -alga --