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Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 13:08:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerry Friedman 
Subject: Re: (urth) a Wolfe-spectrum, focus on TBOTSS

--- Michael Andre-Driussi  wrote:

> It may well be the case that readers who do not much like 5HC will like
> TBOTSS even less.  In other words, TBOTSS likely trumps 5HC in
> heaviness,
> and people who are most confortable with, say, the spectral segment of
> the
> Soldier series and the Urth Cycle, will not like TBOTSS.
> We see today arguments over 5HC, a work published decades ago.  Many of
> the
> same negative things said about 5HC seem to be said about the much more
> recent/less digested TBOTSS as well.  Readers who dislike one or the
> other
> or both feel that it is pointlessly complicated; that Wolfe is finally
> cheating; that things don't add up; that solid, non-fuzzy solutions
> cannot
> be sorted out; et cetera.  It might be that in general the same root
> problems between these texts and their grumpy readers are the same.

I think you've got a good point, but there's also the Cool Stuff
theory of literature, and to me, more cool stuff happens in TBotSS
than in 5HC, despite my objections to what Wolfe decides to say and
not say.

Jerry Friedman

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