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The sorcerer's house por Gene Wolfe
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The sorcerer's house (original 2010; edição 2010)

por Gene Wolfe

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In a contemporary town in the American Midwest where he has no connections, an educated man recently released from prison is staying in a motel. He writes letters to his brother and to others, including a friend still in jail. When he meets a real estate agent who tells him he is the heir to a huge old house, long empty, he moves in, though he is too broke to even buy furniture, and is immediately confronted by supernatural and fantastic creatures and events.His life is utterly transformed and we read on, because we must know more. We revise our opinions of him, and of others, with each letter. We learn things about magic, and another world, and about the sorcerer Mr. Black, who originally inhabited the house. And then perhaps we read it again.… (mais)
Membro:malrubius
Título:The sorcerer's house
Autores:Gene Wolfe
Informação:New York : Tor, 2010.
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:****
Etiquetas:fantasy-and-sci-fi

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It was an interesting books with lots of things to think about. I really did not like how he wrote all the female characters and how there were some characters or events that popped up and then were never mentioned again. It is one that would probably be better on a reread, but the female characters just made it feel dated. ( )
  Cora-R | Jul 20, 2019 |
This is an odd read - both because it's an epistolary novel, and because it's telling a very odd story. I strongly suspect it's a love it or hate it novel. I quite liked it! ( )
  hopeevey | May 19, 2018 |
I was very interested to read this book as Neil Gaiman had mentioned he was reading it. As I enjoy what Mr. Gaiman writes, I hoped I would enjoy something he was reading. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

The narrative was through letters between the characters describing what had happened and the views of those not involved directly. The twists and turns the storyline took upon itself didn't add false directions but rather seemed to make the story drag on longer than it needed to. ( )
  oraclejenn | Dec 15, 2015 |
Sraightforwardly readable for a Wolfe novel, but still has plenty of little tricks and ambiguities going on. I enjoyed it more than some of his other recent non-series novels. ( )
  ronhenry | Nov 17, 2015 |
In this epistolary novel, Baxter Dunn has just gotten out of jail and describes his activities to his brother. He decides to squat in a house, and then finds out that he now owns the house. The house keeps getting bigger the more he explores, and more and more strange things keep happening.

Baxter's unquestioning acceptance of all of this drove me utterly batty. He just describes crazy things happening, like suddenly finding out that a stranger has left a house to him, or waking up in the middle of the night to find a sexy naked woman in his bed, or finding a dismembered leg on his porch... He expresses hardly any surprise, never questions his own sanity (even though he knows his brother will think he's crazy), never seems to fear for his life - he just describes all of these events as if they were mundane and normal.

Don't even get me started on the female characters. They are all totally flat and all totally adore Bax for no apparent reason as soon as they meet him.

But what really makes the book disappointing is that there doesn't seem to be any point. There's no "moral of the story," no interesting philosophical dilemma. There were lots of opportunities for unreliable narrator themes, but these were left unexplored. It's just a bunch of stuff that happened, and that's all.

From reading other reviews, it seems like I missed something really profound here, and maybe I took everything way too literally. But I can't find a metaphorical/allegorical reading that lends any further dimensions or interest to this book. ( )
  Gwendydd | Dec 23, 2014 |
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In a contemporary town in the American Midwest where he has no connections, an educated man recently released from prison is staying in a motel. He writes letters to his brother and to others, including a friend still in jail. When he meets a real estate agent who tells him he is the heir to a huge old house, long empty, he moves in, though he is too broke to even buy furniture, and is immediately confronted by supernatural and fantastic creatures and events.His life is utterly transformed and we read on, because we must know more. We revise our opinions of him, and of others, with each letter. We learn things about magic, and another world, and about the sorcerer Mr. Black, who originally inhabited the house. And then perhaps we read it again.

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