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Subject: RE: (urth) Doors: opening the man trap
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 11:33:43 -0700
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 

Marc wrote:

> Mr. Green is just kind of dumb.


In Wolfe's words, from that same interview:

"He is kind of dumb, but he is a nice guy...=20

"In There Are Doors I wanted to do something that I think has=20
only rarely been done. It certainly has been done, but it isn't=20
done very often. I wanted to present a protagonist who isn't=20
very intelligent. Green isn't. He has almost no virtues. By that=20
I don't mean that he has many vices, but he is not outstanding=20
in any good way. He is a man of very limited intelligence, not=20
terribly courageous, not terribly energetic or enterprising or=20
any of those other things. He is the sort of man who would be=20
quite content to work all his life in a dead end job and never=20
try to get very far outside of that..."



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