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From: Michael Andre-Driussi <mantis@sirius.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) RTTW spoilers, the Silken tongue
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 10:24:38 

Kevin quoted and wrote:
>>The narrator must know that he isn't "Silk" (whether this is "oldSilk" or
>>"mainframeSilk" or "litSilk," or some combination thereof, doesn't matter
>>at the moment) but he must have some inkling that the Silk-he-is-not exists
>>somewhere else (mainframe, for example, the place where the dead folk go).
>Yes. Mucor told him so.
>>I think that the narrator knows he is in Silk's body,
>I think he doesn't, not for a very long time. The conversation between Pig
>and the shopkeeper underscores that. (Assuming it's a reliable
>reconstruction, and that Pig and the shopkeeper understand the protagonist,
>which of course they don't....)
>Do you have any evidence to indicate that, at the time he lectures to
>Olivine, "the narrator" had decided/realized/admitted to himself that he
>was in Silk's body?

None, alas!  Mostly the result of impressions over the previous two books,
impressions which seemed confirmed by a first reading of RTTW.  I'll try to
take notes on the next reading!


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