From: "Gareth Jelley"
Subject: Re: (urth) Three Fingers Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 01:10:23 -0000 From: "Michael Straight" > Note that the very next story in the collection ("Death of Dr. Island"), > is one which gets weirder and weirder for several pages, constantly > forcing you to revise your hypotheses of where/when the protagonist is and > what is going on and what sort of universe it is. The answer is that old > cliche, that the protagonist is insane and in a mental institution -- > except the twist is that none of the weirdness is the protagonist's > delusion. I haven't read that one yet :o) I don't mind about Spoilers. Thankfully ;o) re: delusions - I don't think that /is/ an answer, or plausible reading, but it struck me as being one way to explain what is going on... Personally, I've got no idea how to read it - the most plausible reading seems to be that we're supposed to be left clueless. A reading which can be applied to many of Wolfe's stories. Best, G. --