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From: "Roy C. Lackey" 
Subject: Re: (urth) pandora
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 19:26:18 -0500

Date: Monday, April 15, 2002 1:28 AM
Marc wrote:

>>For me, I think Wolfe's one weakness is his portrayal of female
characters - I'm just being honest.<<

I won't argue with that, because I can't; you're right.

>>(Silk is even pretty handy with a staff into his geritol-stage
 thanks to his superior (engineered? surely) genetics).<<

Geritol-stage? Damn it, Marc, at the end of RTTW Silk is only about twenty
years older than you are!! Geritol-stage? Sheesh. 

>>Let's be honest - Wolfe's oppositional themes (perfect memory/end of the
world
vs. no memory/dawn of history)<<

Uh, what Nutria said.

>>And Holly knows a lot about
what masks the scent of pot for someone who claims she won't write about
smoking it for the first time in her introduction; it seems as if she
already
has throughout the text - and her mom confronts her about "smoking", too; a
smoking that is never directly narrated by Holly in any other scene.  I
don't
trust that girl.<<

If by "smoking" you mean cigarettes, Holly does smoke in the text. In the
hospital, near the end of chapter 8, page 66 of the hardback. And it was her
mother who gave her the cigarette.

-Roy



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