Cugel's Saga

Jack Vance
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Good for Cugel fans


More of our dim antihero's hapless adventures. Some parts published previously, but less of a fix-up than the previous two books, however, you get the sense that Vance is merely grasping to reclaim the past. More successful than not, but it doesn't quite have the magic of the previous book.

And it rings a bit disingenuous. Cugel's wit is a bit quicker. His ideas... just might work (even if he does kidnap a family of women and rape them). And that happy ending? Sorry, I prefer to see Cugel fall flat on his face.

Still good for those who miss fantasy's favorite dimwit.