Saturday, February 27, 2010

A New Direction

So I've been slacking on the blog here for the last couple of months, not because I haven't been reading or writing but because I've been putting reviews I normally do up on another site, The literature community there is small but growing, and it's nice to get feedback from other people who are reading some of the same things I read.

But one of my New Year's resolutions this year was to read all the published books by Gene Wolfe, in the order they were published. If you aren't familiar with Wolfe he's up there as one of the more literary writers in Fantasy and SF; while I've really enjoyed what I've read of his work I've barely scratched the surface of his output. To help keep me going, I've decided to write up reactions and reviews of sorts and share those here. Since a lot of the books are older I think it will work better in this space.

A number of his books, especially his early ones, are long out of print so there may be some stretches of time in-between titles as I track them down. Who knows...I might share the woes of searching for hard-to-find titles as well as reviews. We'll see how it goes. But first up is Wolfe's first published novel Operation: Ares. I've finished reading it and should have my thoughts fully together within a day or two. Until then...