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  1. Matt
    Matt August 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm . Reply

    I hate to break it to you but the chances you’re gonna like The Wanderer are pretty slim.I read these two books together a year ago and I couldn’t find a whole lot to love in either one.My advice jump straight to anything that starts with”Swords Against…”

  2. Stephen
    Stephen August 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm . Reply

    Without having read any Leiber except the Lankhmar cycle, I nevertheless second Matt’s suggestion (while amending it to anything with “Swords” in the title – less specific, maybe, but I couldn’t bear to leave out the “Swords of Lankhmar”).

  3. Marvin
    Marvin August 21, 2011 at 12:30 am . Reply

    I struggled with The Wanderer (and The Big Time, but it’s been ages since I read the latter). The Wanderer feels to me like a blueprint for every big-budget disaster movie I’ve ever seen, but weirder and more fun because it’s Leiber and not a Hollywood committee calling the shots. (But I’m a bad critic for Leiber because I have so much residual childhood affection for his Fafhrd/Mouser stories that even when he writes something bad, I’m perversely grateful just to get a glimpse of his weird old brain at work.) In the end, though, I’m forced to concede it’s not a very good novel. Maybe the Hugo committee that year was full of frustrated Furries.

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