(urth) The Ziggurat and the "petite" lie
davetallman at msn.com
Thu Aug 28 18:09:22 PDT 2008
There's something very strange at the end of "The Ziggurat." Emery is
trying to lie his way out of trouble and he tells the police that
"Tamar" is an exchange student who is staying with them. A little later
"My wife calls her petite." The lie came easily, unbidden.
What's going on here? He's telling a lie his wife can contradict. That
might make sense if they had a loving relationship and could collude
beforehand, but they are adversaries in a divorce case. Another possible
explanation is that he knows his wife and kids are dead. So do we need
to dust off the Maximum Delusion theory I've seen in the archives?
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