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The Knight: Book One of The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe
4.0 out of 5 stars I am intrigued, Jan. 25 2004
This is the third book by Gene Wolfe that I have read. The first two were Soldier of the Mists and Soldier of Arete. I am a fan of medieval literature so I picked up the Knight to abate my curiosity of whether Gene Wolfe would do for it what he did for Greek histories in the aforementioned books.
If you are already a fan of Gene Wolfe, you do not need me to sing its praises. If on the other hand, you are new to him, then you are probably doing the same thing I do, skim through the reviews to see whether this book will be interesting to you.
I did enjoy this book but I feel that a second reading will be beneficial. This is not a quick and easy read. The narrator of The Knight… Read more
Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance by Sarah Roche-Mahdi
While another review has stated a similarity between this work and Homer's Odyssey, I would like to state that I did not see any connection between the two stories.
On the other hand, this is a wonderful story containing dragons, true love, anthropomorphic personifications of abstract concepts such as Nature and Nurture, wars, romance, thought provoking commentary, and humor. The poet inserts his own comments on life, society, and the behavior of the characters throughout the work to such an extant that he is as much a character as anyone else. Furthermore, this thirteenth century romance contains a French female warrior who predates Joan of Arc by approximately a century. It is… Read more
Spider-Man: Music From And Inspired By ~ Various Artists
I listened to bits of this CD in a store the day the movie came out. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the theme to the 60's cartoon as the first track. Hero and Bother are extremely strong songs and they made it even more tempting for me to buy the CD. The two Danny Elfman tracks were a little derivative of his Batman score but different enough to leave me wanting more. (Any chance they'll release a score along with the soundtrack?) The clincher though for me was Aerosmith's cover of the Spider-Man theme. Wow!
I haven't seen the movie yet but if it's as much fun as the soundtrack, I know that I won't be disappointed. The soundtrack is edgy without being caustic. It's fun… Read more