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 --