From: "James Wynn"
Subject: Re: (urth) DD's and Hamlet's Mill Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 12:37:35 -0500 Don, My false modesty must be working over time for you have surely turned my head. :-D > >Josh said: > > I've found that most people do better if they work up to 'Hamlet's Mill'. Well, one would have to wade through a library to read everything necessary to take on "Hamlet's Mill" with confidence. It was daunting due to my deficiencies in Native American, Mesoamerican, Polynesian, and Indian mythology. I knew next to nothing about aetiologica. But I *had* read Gene Wolfe, which might be of no use if you don't read him the way I do. So while I much of what was referred there just drifted by incomprehensibly, so much -- so much -- left me saying "oooooh" and "oh. my. gosh." Still, Josh is right in that it *is* a hard book. Harder and longer than "The White Goddess", but every bit as useful in understanding what Wolfe is frequently driving at in his major novels. --- Crush --