Reading in English


I just finished reading The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe. A story about the journeyman torturer Severian, and his ascent to power.

Great book in general, while at the same time making me realize that my English might not be as good as I think it is. When reading this book I had to reach for the dictionary almost every five sentences. At least in the beginning; the frequency slowly going down the further I read.

Luckily I’m reading on the Kindle, where a dictionary lookup literally at my fingertips. Move the cursor to the word, and you’re done.

Humbling experience.




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