Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 10:58:57 +0100 Subject: (urth) the tree is my hat From: "Joshua A. Solomon"
nice story. new story, no? s p o i l e r at first i thought "why does the bookseller have to be black?" it wasn't until the story was over that i figured out it was because whe wasn't a (great white) shark. in fact, the only whites in the story are the narrator, his family and the dwarf with the pasty complexion and the pointy teeth. certainly the dwarf is part shark and the narrator becomes one. the journal entries recall "john marsch" whose writing also became less legible as the story progressed. i suspect the narrator's "attacks" are quite violent. perhaps he (and the coconut knife) were ultimately responsible for the carnage at the end. note, at the very end, the shark is seen flying in the air. perhaps this is just a reflection in the airplane window. bee --