Peace



Peace Mesmerizing Sf From The Author Whom The Denver Post Calls One Of The Literary Giants Of Science Fiction The Melancholy Memoir Of Alden Dennis Weer, An Embittered Old Man Living In A Small American Midwestern Town, Reveals A Miraculous Dimension For Weer S Imagination Has The Power To Obliterate Time And Reshape Reality, Transcending Even Death Itself.

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Peace book, this is one of the most wanted Gene Wolfe author readers around the world.

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  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Peace
  • Gene Wolfe
  • English
  • 21 September 2018
  • 0575073764

10 thoughts on “Peace

  1. Greg Bates says:

    Congratulations on your purchase borrowing piracy of Peace by Gene Wolfe We who have come before you hope you will be very, very satisfied with your purchase, and will come back to it for years to come Before you enjoy your copy for the first or second time, here are some helpful tips 1 Persevere through the first chapter Although the first few pages of Peace are some of the best in the novel, there s a scene that takes place in a garden near the beginning of the book that can be a doozy Congratulations on your purchase borrowing piracy of Peace by Gene Wolfe We who have come before you hope you will be very, very satisfied with your purchase, and will come back to it for years to come Before you enjoy your copy for the first or second time, here are some helpful tips 1 Persevere through the first...

  2. Szplug says:

    Read for the second time during and second favourite read of this past summer While he s not flashy, I find Wolfe to be a writer of considerably beautiful form and grace and pace, and this, one of his very first novels, displays that form to masterful effect I originally read this in the mid nineties, and partook of it for a second time this past August, when the endless sunshine and sultry heat seemed appropriate companions for the beguiling way in which Wolfe works his memes of mnemonic tr Read for the second time during and second favourite read of this past summer While he s not flashy, I find Wolfe to be a writer of considerably beautiful form and grace and pace, and this, one of his very first novels, displays that form to masterful effect I originally read this in the mid nineties, and partook of it for a second time this past August, when the endless sunshine and sultry heat seemed appropriate companions for the beguiling way ...

  3. Stephen Case says:

    This is one of my favorite books I still don t completely understand this book With Gene Wolfe this is not a problem at least with his earlier works for me, the jury is still out on some of his latest novels His books are layered, and they always repay the slow, careful re read I ve gone through this one at least three times now, and each time I pick up something new Wolfe remains my favorite author, and Peace I think is an excellent introduction to his work, especially if you re not comi This is one of my favorite books I still don t completely understand this book With Gene Wolfe this is not a problem at least with his earlier works for me, the jury is still out on some of his latest novels His books are layered, and they always repay the slow, careful re read I ve gone through this one at least three times now, and each time I pick up something new Wolfe remains my favorite author, and Peace I think is an e...

  4. Joseph says:

    Alden Dennis Weir loses his knife and goes looking through his house for it And sort of gets lost in some of the best prose of the late twentieth century Everybody should read this book.

  5. Stuart says:

    Peace Fragmented, deceptive memoir with dark undercurrentsOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureGene Wolfe s Peace 1975 is a book that both invites and defies analysis to the point where there is a small cottage industry devoted to competing theories of the meaning of the literary allusions, offhand clues sprinkled throughout the text, and the recurring fairy tales embedded in this seemingly innocuous memoir of Alden Dennis Weer, who grows up in a small Midwestern town in the early 19th ce Peace Fragmented, deceptive memoir with dark undercurrentsOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureGene Wolfe s Peace 1975 is a book that both invites and defies analysis to the point where there is a small cottage industry devoted to competing theories of the meaning of the literary allusions, offhand clues sprinkled throughout the text, and the recurring fairy tales embedded in this seemingly innocuous memoir of Alden Dennis Weer, who grows up in a small Midwestern town in the early 19th century.Wolfe is notorious for his tricky, elusive, and symbol laden stories, invariably featuring an unreliable narrator who may be confused, hiding facts, embellishing, or outright lying about the events of the story In Peace, he takes this to the extreme by fragmenting Alden s memoirs into a non linear jumble of memories from different stages of his life, stories he read as a child, stories he was told, and stories told by other characters Not only that, but the perspective, char...

  6. Jay says:

    Subtle subtle subtle.Some images I ll never shake out of my head.This is the sort of book whereYou read a chapter,you re like Huh interesting,you go to bed,then you sit bolt upright in bed and go No way He didn t Did he But he did.

  7. DeAnna Knippling says:

    Early Gene Wolfe, densely packed Review for non Wolfe readers A pleasant, innocuous tale with some weird underpinnings that you may want to pay attention to, because they open up a doorway into a secret horror novel Wolfe s story structure goes like this you have to read the book, and then you have to read the book at least onetime It s just not possible to sort everything out the first time, sorry A Wolfe story is meant to be savored and pondered there are actually at least two di Early Gene Wolfe, densely packed Review for non Wolfe readers A pleasant, innocuous tale with some weird underpinnings that you may want to pay attention to, because they open up a doorway into a secret horror novel Wolfe s story structure goes like this you have to read the book, and then you have to read the book at least onetime It s just not possible to sort everything out the first time, sorry A Wolfe story is meant to be savored and pondered there are actually at least two differen...

  8. A.D. Jansen says:

    So Neil Gaiman wasn t lying, Gene Wolfe really can write Better than Neil Gaiman, in fact I was about ready to give up on him after losing interest halfway through his Long Sun books, and then losing interest halfway through his New Sun books, when I read the opening pages of this novel in anpreview and was immediately drawn in I decided to give him another chance.Here is evidence that Gene Wolfe actually deserves a degree of the praise heaped upon him And as if by magic...

  9. Simon says:

    This is going to be one of those books that are exceedingly difficult to review and there s a danger that this could turn into a bit of a ramble How do I even classify this book It is alledgedly fantasy but if it is, it is only in the loosest possible sense of the word This doesn t have much in common with any other works of fantasy I ve ever read except Wolfe s other works of fantasy such as The Book of the new Sun.This is about a old man called Weer who is pondering, reliving or perhaps e This is going to be one of those books that are exceedingly difficult to review and there s a danger that this could turn into a bit of a ramble How do I even classify this book It is alledgedly fantasy but if it is, it is only in the loosest possible sense of the word This doesn t have much in common with any other works of fantasy I ve ever read except Wolfe s other works of fantasy such as The Book of the new Sun.This is about a old man called Weer who is pondering, reliving or perhaps even reinventing his past whilst he is close to or perhaps even beyond death It is a non linear, fragmentary and unreliable account of his his life There are many stories within the main ...

  10. Sandy says:

    Although virtually unclassifiable, Gene Wolfe s 1975 novel, Peace, was chosen for inclusion in both David Pringle s Modern Fantasy The Hundred Best Novels AND Jones Newman s Horror Another 100 Best Books While the novel certainly does have shadings of both the horrific and the fantastic, it will most likely strike the casual reader on the surface, at least asof an autobiography, telling, as it does, the story of Alden Dennis Weer, in the first person Weer, a 60 something Although virtually unclassifiable, Gene Wolfe s 1975 novel, Peace, was chosen for inclusion in both David Pringle s Modern Fantasy The Hundred Best Novels AND Jones Newman s Horror Another 100 Best Books While the novel certainly does have shadings of both the horrific and the fantastic, it will most likely strike the casual reader on the surface, at least asof an autobiography, telling, as it does, the story of Alden Dennis Weer, in the first person Weer, a 60 something bachelor who has suffered a stroke shortly before he begins his tale, and who may or may not be a ghostly spirit, gives us the story of his life, in piecemeal fashion, withholding much and skipping about in accordance with the vagaries of his consciousness A product of small town America, somewhere in the Midwest the fictitious burg of Cassionsville of the early 20th century, Weer has many interesting incidents to think back on and p...

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