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eBook Peace download

by Gene Wolf

eBook Peace download ISBN: 0575073764
Author: Gene Wolf
Publisher: Gollancz/Orion; First Edition edition (2002)
Language: English
Pages: 272
ePub: 1211 kb
Fb2: 1625 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Fantasy

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Originally published in 1975, Peace is a spellbinding, brilliant tour de force of the imagination. The melancholy memoir of Alden Dennis Weer.

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Gene Wolfe's 1975 novel PEACE seems to be the scattered recollections of Alden Dennis Weer, an old man .

Gene Wolfe's 1975 novel PEACE seems to be the scattered recollections of Alden Dennis Weer, an old man who has lived all his life in a a small Midwestern town. Part of why PEACE is such a powerful book is the unreliable narrator, as well as the way that mysteries raised early on are solved much later in the book by revelations so casual that an unattentive reader may well miss them. These are a perennial feature of Wolfe's writing.

first fantasy novel, Peace, may be his finest. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. Peace is not a book for everyone. It is best left to experienced readers who are eager to look between the lines. Casual readers will be frustrated by this novel, as with much of Wolfe's work.

He subsequently wrote two novels held in particularly high esteem, Peace .

He subsequently wrote two novels held in particularly high esteem, Peace and The Fifth Head of Cerberus. Gene Wolfe: An annotated bibliography and criticism on Wolfe's science fiction and non-fiction writing: Joan Gordon (Borgo Press, 2008, ISBN 30261-18-6). Gate of Horn, Book of Silk: A Guide to Gene Wolfe's The Book of the Long Sun and The Book of the Short Sun: Michael Andre-Driussi (Sirius Fiction, 2012, ISBN 64279-55-X).

Peace is a psychological fantasy/ghost story novel by American writer Gene Wolfe, published in 1975. It is the story of a man from a small Midwestern town in the early to mid-20th century, Alden Dennis Weer, who narrates various memories from different parts of his life, including his childhood, early adulthood, and middle to old age. Unlike a lot of Wolfe's work Peace is a standalone novel set in a somewhat contemporary time and place (as opposed to the future or an imaginary world).

Mesmerizing sci-fi from the author the Denver Post calls one of the literary giants of science fiction.

Congratulations on your iracy 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.

Peace is Gene Wolfe's first full-length novel, a work that shows the genius that later flourished in such acclaimed works as The Fifth Head of Cerberus and The Book of The New Sun. The melancholy memoir of Alden Dennis Weer, an embittered old man living out his last days in a small midwestern town, the novel reveals a miraculous dimension as the narrative unfolds. For Weer's imagination has the power to obliterate time and reshape reality, transcending even death itself.

This is a memorial page for Gene Wolf "Wolfie" for Family and Friends and his many Fans! . to a legend who lived his life his way and had a lot of fun till his very last day. He will be loved and missed by so many people. ene Wolf "Wolfie"About.

Comments: (7)
Ishnjurus
Peace is not a book for everyone. It is best left to experienced readers who are eager to look between the lines. Casual readers will be frustrated by this novel, as with much of Wolfe's work.

This book is a masterpiece deserving a place next to the works of Dickens, Hemingway, and Melville. Like other fine literature, it is a work which should be savored with multiple readings. Like many of Wolfe's works, Peace is a horror story in disguise. If you're not paying close attention, you may not notice the mystery haunting this book.

I can assure you that while much of the book may not seem to make sense at first, everything does add up. What appears random is not. The pieces of the puzzle are scattered across the various unfinished stories in the novel. One story's beginning must serve as another's end. Characters masquerade across different stories. If you give up, as some reviewers apparently have, you can always search the internet for answers to this book's many riddles.
Lamranilv
As with any Gene Wolfe novel, read it once and blow your mind. Then read it again, and this time proceed with caution, re-read the same chapter four times, set it down and ponder, take notes, consult your local librarian, and blow your mind again.
VizoRRR
A dense, intricate, yet beautiful memoir of an old man recalling events from his youth and adulthood. Filled with interwoven, intersecting stories and stories within stories.

Maybe paranormal? Maybe science-fiction? Neil Gaiman in his afterword poses his own suggestions on the nature of the narrator. While his idea is entirely plausible, I have my own, much more mundane, theory.

Be warned, be aware, consider the first chapter to be a true (dare I say, deliberate?) test of dedication and focus. If you can make it through without completely losing track of what is going on, I think the rest of the book will go more easily for you.
Fenius
So wonderful to discover and old novel from a master. What a treat. I thoroughly enjoyed this book even though I could only get the gist of the concept from reading it the first time. If you like Wolfe's unreliable narrator style, you will love this book.
Dddasuk
A profoundly creepy book. No other piece of literature affected me quite like this one. I didn't sleep the night I finished it, my mind was so lost in attempting to unravel some of the mysteries. It's a very cerebral sort of horror. On the surface, nothing much has happened at all -- but the more you think about the story, the more you mull it over...

I think this is Wolfe's best novel and the epitome of his unreliable narrator device. I also think it could hold its own among the best novels of the 20th century and it really deserves a wider audience.

This book expanded my understanding of what a novel can do. I've never read anything else quite like it.
Zolorn
Totally amazing book.....sucks you right in ...then spits you back out over and over again....I think I'll read this book again..immediately !! Or read some of his other books first then come back again...such a joy !!
Runehammer
Mind-bender, awesome!
You should be familiar with Gene Wolfe already, and if not this likely isn't the book for you. But if you are, this is a not often discussed but perfect example of Wolfe at his best.