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From: "Roy C. Lackey" 
Subject: Re: (urth) PEACE: rules for reading it
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 02:58:07 -0500

mantis wrote:
>Another rule for reading PEACE, I'm thinking, after "Trust the text first,"
>would be "All ghosts in PEACE are absolutely real."  That is to say,
>because the whole thing is about ghosts, then the "ghost explanation" for
>anything has to be considered the most likely of all.  We've said this
>before but I felt it should be codified.

What, then, is the relevance of Arabella's magazine article to Weer? I mean,
most, if not all, of the imbedded stories in PEACE, ghostly or not, can be
shown to have some bearing on his life, or afterlife, even if only
indirectly as the story pertains to someone close to him, such as Olivia.
Arabella's ghost story is inserted into the middle of the account of Weer
and Lois going to Gold's to pick up the fake Boyne diary. And Weer heard
that story when he was six, when he and his mother went to her father's for
Christmas. How is that ghost story related to either of those events?



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