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science fiction, new weird, old weird, very weird - and everything else

not always save for work. never nice.

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The Honourable Schoolboy
John le Carré
Progress: 52 %

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps - Kai Ashante Wilson Kai Ashante Wilson does some interesting things with language, but complety neglects to tell a story.
Which is probably the point here; doesn't mean I have to like it.
It was not the first time I read something like this - I remember being equally frustrated with [b:Channel SK1N|15783897|Channel SK1N|Jeff Noon|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344133580s/15783897.jpg|21501433]. Granted, Noon plays a very different game with language, but also neglects story for style. Which just shows me that I'm simply not made to enjoy this kind of fiction.

However, there's still something that appeals to me in Wilson's writing. I could write an essay on how he subverts race and gender stereotypes (Demane is a great character for sure). And he has a way of writing about love, about what it means to be in love, that rings grippingly, painfully true.

So I'm looking forward to more works from this author. He has the potential for greatness.