Book Reviews of The Sword of the Lictor

The Sword of the Lictor
The Sword of the Lictor
Author: Gene Wolfe
ISBN-13: 9780671499457
ISBN-10: 0671499459
Publication Date: 9/3/1983
Pages: 272
Edition: Reissue
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
This is real literature that just happens to be science fiction. Wolfe has created a complex world, a complex universe, and reveals it to us in dribs and drabs, drawing us on into our own journey.
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More than just SCI FI, June 14, 2000
Reviewer: Constantin Bosse (USA)
The novel continues the story of Severian and leads him through new adventures which confront him with new perspectives and thoughts. This book is more than just a Sci fi novel, since it offers a critical view of the forces in the portrayed society and so different and similar at the same time from maybe ours. Among the themes dealt with by Severian are life, humanity etc. It is definately worth reading if you don't only look for a sequence of action events and want a little more food for thought.
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strange but interesting