(urth) 5HC (again)
marudubshinki at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 21:45:42 PDT 2005
On 8/23/05, John Barach <jbarach at telus.net> wrote:
> The name of the house is not the only obvious clear clue as to the family
> surname. We're also told that Number 5's father has written lots of books
> and that Number 5 looks for them when he visits the library. He clearly
> expects the books to be in the fiction section, since that's where he's
> looking, and the last name they're under is in the W section near Virginia
> Woolf (if I recall correctly).
> So we're looking for a last name that is related to the French word
> "chien" (dog) and begins with a W. There's only one I can think of and
> that's "wolf." Doesn't Wolfe have an essay somewhere (perhaps in Castle of
> Days) where he talks about how dogs are just tame wolves?
> Furthermore, we're also told that Number 5's aunt is named Jeanette.
> Given that she's the sister of Number 5's father and that both of them are
> therefore likely to be clones of the grandfather, the theory is that Number
> 5's father is probably named "Jean," the French version of John. But
> pronounced in an English way, "Jean" is homophonic with "Gene."
> That, at least, is the theory set forth (again: if I recall correctly) by
> Robert Borski. Speaking of which, is his Fifth Head website up again yet?
All good points: but what does it mean that Number 5 cannot find any books?
If Vinge has a volume in the libary, defintely Wolfe should as well. Which I
feel is a strike against the theory.
I like the bit about Jeanette, but can we rely on it? After all, she is Dr.
Veil too, is she not? So if her last is not Wolfe like the theory would
have, then why should any credence be put in her first name being of
Borski's site is still down (or rather up, and not letting anyone in).
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