tBotNS 1:5 The Picture-Cleaner and Others - Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer, The Book of the New Sun

ReReading Wolfe

Oct 6 2019 • 1 hr 25 mins

The Shadow of the Torturer Chapter 5, "The Picture Cleaner and Others"

Drotte and Roche are elevated to journeymen on the Feast of St Katharine.

Severian seizes the role of Captain of the Apprentices.

Severian meets Raucho and Rudesind at the picture galleries.


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  • Intro from "The Alligator", Annihilation soundtrack
  • Outro from "Picture In A Frame" by Tom Waits
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