One must read these books in order, as each volume of the four picks up where the previous one left off.
The narrative of books 3 and 4 also shift almost entirely to dialogue, dialogue, and more dialogue, which is a problem.
It was difficult to follow them even though they should have been familiar after reading about them for 500+ pages.
Reading makes your smarter. My interpretation of the content is arbitrary and irrelevant.
5 stars because it is indeed a book with words.
I'm a fan of Gene Wolfe, but I've had it with his publisher's lousy bindings. I could live with it as long as it was only a question of the coating peeling back on the edges... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mead
I am a huge Gene Wolfe fan, so despite the one star review let me state categorically this is not a negative review of his writing at all, as I have thoroughly enjoyed everyone of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Joel Youngblood
The last half of the Book of the Long Sun was as good as the first. The characterization continued to be excellent, and I particularly enjoyed watching Maytera Mint and Quetzal's... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Davis Keck
Enjoyed the story and the whole saga! Compelling and fun to follow. I would certainly recommend it to any reader.Published 22 months ago by Kent Krauss
I desperately want to give Caldé of the Long Sun four stars as I have been keenly fixated on exploring the previous two novels in the series. Read morePublished on August 22, 2010 by 2theD
By the conclusion of the second book in the LONG SUN series, our hero -- brave, naive, clever, wise, reverent, young Patera Silk -- had been granted a vision by the god called the... Read morePublished on April 27, 2010 by Michael Lichter
I recently decided to re-read the Long Sun books, since they were sitting on the shelf from a decade ago, and all I could remember of them was that they were good. Read morePublished on February 9, 2009 by Bob Nolin
Gene Wolfe takes patience. His writing and by extension his stories, are subtle things, rarely spelling out what the reader needs to know but dancing around it instead, sketching... Read morePublished on April 17, 2008 by Michael Battaglia