Don't expect to figure out Gene Wolfe's new novel on a first reading

You sort of expect Gene Wolfe's new novel The Land Across to be a pomo magical realist-y novel, with tinges of Kafka. After all, it's about a man who travels to a fictional country only to be ensnared in bureaucracy and weird magic. But The Land Across is something far more difficult to explain. » 12/16/13 3:27pm 12/16/13 3:27pm