Fire and Hemlock - a couple more things...
neilward at dircon.co.uk
Mon Jul 24 16:25:57 EDT 2000
<<I think I am jealous that I have already read it! If only I could sip the
waters of Lethe and wake up to a pile of the complete works of dwj right
next to the bed.>>
Can you explain 'waters of Lethe'? I recently finished Stephen Baxter's
existing Xeelee novels, with "Ring", and in that book he uses 'Lethe' and
'Lethe's waters' as swearwords. I thought he made it up!
Okay, this is something spooky about "Fire & Hemlock"; at least, I think it is.
I agreed recently to send a Frenchwoman a UK copy of "Harry Potter and The
Goblet of Fire" in exchange for a French copy of the first Harry Potter
book. The new book isn't available in France yet, and I wanted to help her
out. Anyway, she e-mailed me today with her address, and I discovered that
her surname is Leroy [For those of you scratching your heads, the name Leroy
is very significant in "Fire & Hemlock"].
Synchronicity at work, I guess, but [twilight zone music] *weird*.
Fortunately, I don't play an instrument, or I'd be expecting bad things!
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