Conrad's Fate (with spoilers)

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sat May 14 12:07:30 EDT 2005


Paul Andinach wrote:

>On Thu, 12 May 2005, Juliette Curtis wrote:
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>>Hello all:
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>>I suggest it's time to start a discussion of Conrad's fate.
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>>SPOILER SPACE
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>>Many of DWJ's familiar themes appear in CF. One of the most obvious
>>is mistreatment of children by parents and other family members..
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>On which note: is there anyone else who didn't believe for a moment
>that Uncle Thingy was telling the truth about Conrad's karma?
>Maybe it's just that I've read a lot of DWJ before (avuncular figure
>who doesn't really have one's best interests at heart being a
>recurring theme, particularly in the Chrestomanci series), or maybe
>it's just that one should never trust anyone who feels the need to
>*tell* you when they're being honest, but I was on to him from the
>word go.
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I thought the whole Uncle thing was obvious and unbelievable. So 
unworthy of dwj, who is normally quite subtle and interesting when 
creating deception and exploitiation. I suppose part of the reason it is 
so obvious is that Conrad is an idiot.

Robyn

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