Now the Vorkosigan books

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Fri Jun 27 08:34:10 EDT 2003


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Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: Now the Vorkosigan books


> Hallie wrote:
>
> >As far as Miles is concerned, I'm working on a new
> >analogy, which is something along the lines of a futuristic Hamlet
>
> I think the death-wish might be a bit extreme as a characteristic for
> someone who's survived however many books it is without having engineered
a
> suicide that can be blamed on someone else!
>
> Also, Hamlet is indecisive to the point at which one wants to scream and
> hit him, whereas that didn't seem to be one of Miles' notable traits in
the
> only one I have read so far...
>
> (Has anyone else noticed, about Hamlet, that *nobody in the entire
kingdom*
> considers even for *one moment* the notion that he ought to have got the
> throne when Daddy snuffed it?  He is obviously not anybody's choice for
> ruler.  WAINS.  He'd be a disaster as King, on the showing of the play.)
>
> Can someone think of some other person to whom to liken a hyperactive
> decisive survivor-in-the-face-of-all-odds type?  (I will refrain from
> offering the real-life, as opposed to the Shakespearean, Richard III, but
> only by a great effort.)
>
> Minnow
>
>
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