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Scott Bakker ruined it for me. posted 24 January 2007 in Off-Topic DiscussionScott Bakker ruined it for me. by lordnull, Commoner

This might be obvious but the Book of the New Sun series by Gene Wolfe (Shadow of the Torturer...Claw of the Conciliator...et al) is among my favorite fantasy/sf series. It's very different from PoN but it's equally intelligent and compelling. I recently reread the books and found new things I hadn't noted before.

If you're interested in books outside the genre that have some similarities to PoN, Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian (Bakker uses a quote from it in introducing The Thousandfold Thought) is a phenomenal novel with the same kind of epic scale. And McCarthy's prose is incomparable. view post


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