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3.0 out of 5 stars
Lots of style, not enough narrative, 17 Mar 2008
I have always enjoyed Gene Wolfe's fluent and somewhat ethereal style of writing and, while the Wizard has all the hallmarks of Wolfe I was little disappointed. There was just not enough narrative - the whole thing was very slow moving. Half way through I found myself asking "Are we still in the Giants' castle?" I think the both the first two books could have been reduced to one volume.
That said there are (as always in a Gene Wolfe book), excellent writing, some interesting ideas and reworking of myth. I will certainly want to read the Wizard Knight.