Time of the Ghost, spoilers, questions on the ending
ven at vvcrane.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Apr 3 21:13:07 EDT 2001
> Anything else? See what I mean about mining DWJ's books more deeply each
> time? :)
Well I thought I agreed with Philip, then I read Melissa's
contribution ............ And I'm sure that if I could just hunt TOG out
from where its evidently hiding with the feral books I'd know what
Ithink too .................'
The question I'm asking myself is what happened to the Monigan
doll. Didn't someone give it as a sacrifice and someone else
(Julian?) retrieve it? I remember the mother finding it on the drive
and then bringing it to Sally in hospital and I'm sure its significant.
Can anyone help!
I liked Melissa's explanation of what was happening with time.
Walter Jon William's "Days of Atonement" uses this. it's a techno
thriller which starts when a dying man crashes his car into a police
station. Only the Police Chief remembers pulling the same man, at
the same age, out of the same car twenty years before and he
was stone dead that time. I've always thought of it as the
Schroedinger's coffin story.
While I was scouting among the feral books I did come across
Margaret Mahy's "The Other Side of Silence" I've been waiting in
vain for someone to mention this as I couldn't remember the title.
I'm putting this here rahter than under the Margaret Mahy thread
because I think its about equal to TOG in scariness, and being
genuinely upsetting. It's about a girl, Hero, who is an "elective
mute", she has simply stopped talking, except occasionly to one
of her brothers. And her Mother is a famous author of books on
how to raise the perfect family -- and Hero's silence is only one
reason why they aren't perfect any more. Then Hero gets involved
with an eccentric old woman and I'll have to stop before I'm in
spoiler land. I thought it was very good but not a good read when
one's feeling sensitive.
You are trapped in that bright moment where you learned your doom.
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