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From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (urth) A Solar Labyrinth
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 16:27:49 +0100

At 11:17 1998-07-07 -0400, Rostrum wrote:
>I also don't think the most interesting part of your comparison, the
>"solitary child," is supported by the text.  I don't have it in front of
>me, but it seems to be twisting the sense to insist that the occasional
>solitary child who sticks with the maze is meant to always be the same
>child.  And does it say that the child actually solves the maze?  I got
>the sense of several solitary children over time, each of whom experience
>something, possibly sinister, possibly involving Mr. Smith and/or the
>Minotaur, after everyone else has gone.

Somewhere on the Web there used to be an interview where someone asked
Wolfe about this, and he confirmed your sense. That's where I got the
idea of the Minotaur no longer being hidden in the shadows. I searched
for the page before posting, but it seems to have disappeared.


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