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From: "Tony Ellis" <tony.ellis@futurenet.co.uk>
Subject: (urth) Re: Island of Doctor Death
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 16:49:23 +0100

Christy wrote:

> >But what does Dr. Death mean when he says, "But if you start the book
> >again we'll all be back...You're too young to realize it yet, but it's
> >the same with you"?
> He's talking about memories. To think about the past, about your
> childhood, is a way of re-living it.

No no no no no. He's talking about books. Tackman doesn't realise it,
but he's a character in a book. And when we start the book again, there
he is, writing his name in the sand.

This is why I would tend to disagree with Nutria's (still fascinating)
Catholic reading. For me this is a story about reading stories. Hence
the title.

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