A Borrowed Man

Gene Wolfe
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A Strange Little Tale...


Another strange little tale from the mind of Gene Wolfe. This one is more straight-forward than most of his work but is still twisty and weird in places. The conceit, (clones as public property in a post-modern era), is nicely rendered via the fist-person narration of one such clone. On loan from the library to a wealthy and beautiful young heiress, our protagonist quickly finds himself in too deep in a double-homicide investigation that leads to strange out-of-this-world discoveries. A short, fast, and entertaining read that moves from detective noir to interplanetary science-fiction and back again with deceptive ease.