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by yamsham
Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Doomsman
Replies: 9
Views: 2581

As someone who witnessed Harlan tear up his copy of "Doomsman," I beg to differ. Once he got his hands on it, I got the distinct feeling there was no way I was getting it back. He was very polite about it, though. As compensation, I got a "Strange Wine" hardcover, so I guess I wo...
by yamsham
Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Now Rob should see Serenity so he can deconstruct this quote
Replies: 4
Views: 3126

Jon Stover wrote:I am, of course, open to convincing alternate readings.


I think you might be reading a little too deep. Gawking at the trees, as it were.
by yamsham
Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 125612

It wasn't until several years after first reading it that I saw an alternative explanation, the "Leona-positioned-the-radio-so-Jeffty-would-knock-it-into-the-tub" one. To be honest, I thought it was the most Rube Goldbergesque way of killing someone I'd ever heard. It seemed to depend on ...
by yamsham
Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 125612

I won't mention the music website from which this came from, but when I was looking for jazz, I was disturbed when I read this short paragraph: "Why listen to old, wrinkled jazz artists? These artists are young and cute--but don't take our word for it!" I wrote a very stiff reply to that ...
by yamsham
Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 125612

I really don't think he commited suicide: I don't think a five year old would take the reasons given into consideration. A five-year-old has feelings. I didn't talk about reasons being taken into consideration, I was trying to explain why he felt so bad. I still adhere to the murder theory, but I'l...
by yamsham
Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 125612

I think Mrs Kinzer did murder him ("So she still loved him, still, a little bit after all these years...") by putting the means, the radio, within Jefty's grasp But if she loved him, why would she murder him? Ah, I see now. We are interpreting the object of the sentence differently. I int...
by yamsham
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 125612

One could make a number of assumptions about why Jeffty turns sick in front of the tv sets. My explanation is that the content (or lack thereof) of the tv programs is too much for him to handle. If you agree with this, then you will also agree that Jeffty commits suicide at the end of the story. (A...

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