[DWJ] characters losing their memories
Belben, Philip (Energy Wholesale)
Philip.Belben at eon-uk.com
Tue Jan 15 05:25:18 EST 2008
> Actually, as I recall, 'The Box of Delights' uses that other wonderful
> ending-ruining device, "He woke up. It had all been a dream."
I wonder if those are so common because Lewis Carroll (over-) used them?
I've always liked "It was all a dream. But..." endings. DWJ did a pretty straight one in "The Master". Wolfgang Hohlbein failed to redeem the end of "Märchenmond" when he added one: I found it too subtle for all the unsubtle stuff he'd been doing after the Final Confrontation (OMT). I can't think of any others off-hand.
The extreme, I suppose, of this idea is "The Lathe of Heaven" by Ursula le Guin.
___________________________ Disclaimer Notice ____________________
This message and any attachments are confidential and should only
be read by those to whom they are addressed. If you are not the
intended recipient, please contact us, delete the message from your
computer and destroy any copies. Any distribution or copying without
our prior permission is prohibited.
Internet communications are not always secure and therefore the
E.ON Group does not accept legal responsibility for this message.
The recipient is responsible for verifying its authenticity before
acting on the contents. Any views or opinions presented are solely
those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the E.ON Group.
E.ON UK plc, Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park,
Coventry, CV4 8LG.
Registered in England & Wales No. 2366970
E.ON UK Trading Ltd, Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park,
Coventry, CV4 8LG
Registered in England & Wales No. 4178314
E.ON UK Trading Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services
Authority to carry out energy investment activities.
Telephone +44 (0) 2476 192000
Fax +44 (0) 2476 42 5432
More information about the Dwj