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The Sorcerer's House by Gene Wolfe.

Its-- diplomacy.
Asking the universe, and
telling it, too.

I can't really talk about this, & no, in advance, I won't give it to you! I have professional ethics sir! I will hook you up with a galley copy when the opportunity presents itself-- I will do that. I summed up a moment in the book thus-- At this part of the book, the prisoner is trying to figure out if he got three different kinds of three different fish, because he put out the longlight before the triannulus brought him what he needed, & so accumulated numen. That is a bit of an example of how it goes, but mostly it is epistolary, between a man, his brother, his sister-in-law, a psychic, & the man's former cell mate. I can say this: I liked it better than the last few, which isn't meant as a slam to them, but rather as praise to this one. There is another sort of unsuspecting protagonist, but unlike a few of Wolfe's heroes, this one catches on quick. Strange that I've been clumping up according to themes-- I this right after another "haunted house" book of his, Peace, & I read An Evil Guest right after There Are Doors, both of which go hand in hand (if you ask me).
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