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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Island of Doctor Death
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 09:54:08 

On Wed, 19 Apr 2000, Tony Ellis 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.

But then Dr. Death's statement makes no sense.  No matter how many times
we read the story, Tackman will never be a minute older than he was at the
end of Death's sentence (heh, accidental double entendre there).

I guess he could be refering to Tackman's story getting older as we read
it over and over.


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