Conrad's Fate (with spoilers)
Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net
Mon May 16 14:29:23 EDT 2005
> On Sunday, May 15, 2005, at 04:08 PM, mecha godscylla wrote:
>> "I suppose part of the reason it is so obvious is that Conrad is an
>> "I find Conrad to be without redeeming freature..."
>> I need more details. How so and in what ways did his idiocy strike you?
>> What features does he lack that he ought to have, or have that he should
>> lack? What makes him unsympathetic?
> I wasn't annoyed by Conrad, nor did I doubt his bad luck.
> Maybe I'm just unobservant.
Well, then I'll be unobservant too. Or possibly of plebian tastes.
I quite liked Conrad. His ordinariness was pleasant. His clinging to what
he "knew" was rather endearing.
And I liked his job and his descriptions of it. And I did suspect the
uncle, but not in an "oh, this is so *obvious*" way, more in a "hm, I
I wouldn't say this is one of DWJ's best, but I enjoyed it, and I'd rank it
above "A Tale of Time City" or "The Homeward Bounders" or "Black Maria".
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