The Great Wheel

The Great Wheel

Book - 1997
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Although he has lost his faith, Father John continues to serve the people of a Borderer town in what was once northern Africa, but his investigations of bludrot, a disease that is killing many of his parishioners, leads him to journey with a witch to a radioactive valley.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., 1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151002931
Branch Call Number: SF MacL
Characteristics: 458 p


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Jan 21, 2011

The last hundred pages are amazing, but the rest moves very slowly. You can tell that this is a short story author's first attempt at a novel. The descriptions in this novel have some interesting quirks. The descriptions of sensations and feelings are really good. The visual descriptions are a bit... near-sighted. Most of the time only the things that were very close to the main character were described with any detail. It gave me the feeling that there was never enough description when, in fact, there was probably too much given how slow the beginning was. Also, the timing felt a bit choppy.

This is certainly a good book, but if you want to read a better novel by Ian R. MacLeod I would recommend "The Light Ages".


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