(urth) The Sorcerer's House Questions (*Major Spoilers*)

James Crossley ishmael at drizzle.com
Tue Mar 30 16:02:43 PDT 2010

On 3/30/10 3:44 PM, "Thomas Bitterman" <tom at bitterman.net> wrote:

> Windows into Faerie, werewolves, vampires, visions of the future, astral
> projection, triannuluses (triannuli?), houses that grow and rearrange - these
> are all harder to swallow than lucking into money.  Not everything he says is
> false, just the stuff about Faerie.
Just so I have this straight‹you¹re arguing that all the supernatural
elements in the book are the product of Bax¹s imagination, part of a scheme
to eliminate his brother, capture Millie¹s affections and explain his
new-found wealth? 

If so, why all the coy hints the reader puts together along the way (fox =
Winker, Zwart = Black, etc.)? Why couldn¹t the fantastic part of the story
be told more explicitly? It would be an equally (un)convincing tale whether
laid out straightforwardly or in Wolfean fashion.  And who¹s the reading
audience who has to be convinced, just Millie?


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