Jack Vance - Ecce and Old Earth - 6

Here you can post book reviews for the IBDoF. Share your thoughts with the world and tell us what you think of the latest book you've read.

[NOTE: to create a properly linked book review thread here in TCC, please click on the "Review this Book" link from the applicable detailed book view in the IBDoF database - it will automatically generate a linked review here.

Moderators: clong, Mr. Titanic

Jack Vance - Ecce and Old Earth - 6

Postby clong » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:54 pm

Ecce and Old Earth (Cadwal Chronicles - 2)

Perhaps a bit of a letdown after the first book (which I had found to be quite good), but not nearly as bad as a fair number of highly negative reviews had suggested. Having said that, I would agree that neither the climax, which is a long time coming, nor the denouement, are really up there with Vance at his best.

While the book spends some time recounting the next round of adventures of Araminta Station's protagonist, Glawen Clattuc, the story primarily focuses on Glawen's love interest, Wayness Tamm, as she tries to unravel the mystery of what happened to the Cadwal Charter. It's worth your time if for no other reason than the oddness of Vance's efforts to provide a feminine version of his prototypical male protagonist.

Have you read this book? Click here to rate it!
User avatar
Blade Runner
Posts: 9252
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:48 am
Location: Rochester, NY

Return to The Critic's Corner

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests