If this was not written by Gene Wolfe, who is more well known for his New Sun series, this would be some writers greatest work.
After reading these books the first time, I felt like I was actually able to re-read them very soon, something I have never really felt the urge to do before.
The style of the story bends to suit the method of narration and it never feels like a contrivance or a formula for the sake of itself.
OK, the title of this review is over the top. A bit. Nevertheless, in my experience, there is no better appreciation of Ancient Greek culture and religion in English. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Lauerman
Sometimes I think Gene Wolfe wakes up each morning and sits in front of whatever writing device of choice he uses and thinks to himself, "How can I make this as difficult for... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael Battaglia
I wanted to like this book. I really did. It has a great concept. Roman mercenary fighting against the Greeks in the war with Persia gets injured so that he loses his memory. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Matilda Trevelyan
"Latro in the Mist" is the only book I've ever read that is better than "Lord of the Rings". The puzzling, baffling ending rumbles in your head for days, until the epiphany hits... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Brian
Latro, a Roman mercenary fighting in the Persian Wars, receives a head wound and loses the ability to make memories; every 16 hours, the past simply fades into the... Read more
I won't go into plot details (just read the Amazon.com synopsis) however, saying this is complex, even for Mr. Wolfe novel, is saying quite a lot. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by G. Smith
This is of course a work of fiction,of fantasy, but I find that the most compelling element of the novels is it's treatment of the mindset of the Golden age Hellens and other... Read morePublished on October 30, 2009 by Barry Schlager Jr.
Gene Wolfe's unreliable narrator style, although hard to get used to, is very rewarding. After reading these books the first time, I felt like I was actually able to re-read them... Read morePublished on August 27, 2008 by Alan T. Braeley
Gene Wolfe is a rewarding but very difficult writer. Like the little girl with the curl, when he is good he is very, very good and when he is bad... Read morePublished on February 13, 2008 by rash67