Book Reviews of In Green's Jungles (Book of the Short Sun, Book 2)

In Green's Jungles (Book of the Short Sun, Book 2)
In Green's Jungles - Book of the Short Sun, Book 2
Author: Gene Wolfe
ISBN-13: 9780312873639
ISBN-10: 0312873638
Publication Date: 5/4/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed In Green's Jungles (Book of the Short Sun, Book 2) on + 47 more book reviews
sequel to "On Blues Waters" good science fiction if you're a fan of this genre
reviewed In Green's Jungles (Book of the Short Sun, Book 2) on + 774 more book reviews
The sequel to "On Blue's Waters". Here, Horn continues his dual, tangential narrative of his life and adventures.
I have to admit that I believe I liked the previous book slightly more - in this volume I found the newly-introduced concept of psychic(?) travel between planets to be far-fetched, in the context of the story. It's often problematic, for me, when some really major new gimmick comes in when the story is already well in progress...
ALso, I really wanted more of the planet Green. The narrator, at one point, admits that he believes he has failed to make the horrors of Green come alive for his reader - and, unfortunately, I felt that it was true. 'Dreams' and passing mentions weren't really enough, I felt.
Still, these are slight criticisms of what is overall, still an extremely impressive work, and one I would definitely recommend.