Re: why can't Anton's dad bring him back?
Posted by: Anonymous User (---.rica.net)
Date: April 03, 2004 03:35AM
This is my first post. Thanks for having such a cool forum. I've just finished "Well of Lost Plots" with its boffo extra chapter for us Yanks. (I know thats another forum). I just wanted to reply to the "Who is Goliath meant to represent?" question. Since the previous post so kindly punted the blame across the pond, I'd like to add our ubiquitous Wal-Mart to the short list. With the mercenary tactics, the poor treatment of workers, and general...ickiness, Wal-Mart gets my vote. Perhaps a more disturbing question though is why we have Wal-Mart (and by extension, Goliath) in the first place. Society as a whole has dictated the need for faster, not better, @#$%&, not better, more convenient, not better. Perhaps if we all popped down to the corner grocery more frequently Goliath-Mart wouldn't be such a concern. Er...must vacate soapbox. Microwave dinner is ready.
Thanks again for the great forum and the chance to talk about these great books. As far as the question on the return of Anton via time travel goes, his death is the primary source of Thursday's internal conflict. If he is fine, she is fine. Not quite as interesting.