From: "Jeff Veyera"
Subject: (urth) TAD Epiphany Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 20:42:28 -0800 It was regarding the identity of the president of the alternate world---I'll have to reread the entire thing to see if it really pans out, but I was floored when Wolfe pulled the rug out at the end nonetheless. You think the book is about a man chasing a goddess, then it turns out to be something very different entirely. I frankly should have known better, having reread "Peace" just before, which seems like such a quaint little piece of John Irving-style oddity until everything comes together in the reader's mind. The closest cinematic experience I can think to reading Wolfe is the climax to "Sixth Sense" or, more aptly, to "Memento." Teflon -----Original Message----- From: Adam Stephanides [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 7:17 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: (urth) Jack Vance or There are Doors? on 12/19/02 7:45 PM, Jeff Veyera at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > I just finished reading There Are Doors. I found it to be pretty mundane > until experiencing the usual Wolfean epiphany late, which of course makes me > want to reread the whole thing again to figure out what really was going on. I'm curious; what was your epiphany? I had an epiphany of a sort while pondering TAD, but I don't know whether it was the same as yours. --Adam -- --