The Dream Archipelago Wrap
This thread is intended as a wrap-up up the entire Dream Archipelago slow read effort.
The Islanders (a sort of travelogue with inserted short stories)
The Dream Archipelago (a collection of previously published short stories)
The Gradual (a novel)
Other novels set in this setting include The Affirmation (often declared to be Priest's best novel), The Adjacent, and The Evidence (Priest's most recent novel).
@RichardAbbott and I have already spoken of reading The Adjacent together. I've already read the other two (of which I find The Affirmation to be the more successful). The Evidence is a mystery novel, in which the narrator is himself a writer of mystery novels. The narrator tells us all the things a writer of mystery novels should never do (and yet Priest himself is doing all these things! So it's rather meta.)
Does anyone have any further thoughts on this series or setting to share? Reception was rather mixed, but does anyone other than Richard and I feel compelled to read more books set here?
Any thoughts on a slow read for next year? Since @NeilNjae and I have both done one recently, I would fall on @RichardAbbott , @clash_bowley , or @BarnerCobblewood to lead one. Personally, I'm still liking the idea of doing The Silmarillion + Book of Lost Tales or Titus Groan/Gormenghast, but I know not eveyone is keen on those. Another possibility might by the Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, though I gather the books rather lose steam after the first two.