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. Bingo. 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..." --Blattid --