From: Joe Morris 
Subject: [PKD] TTOTA: Ch 7-8
To: (pkd)
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 10:27:18 -0400 (EDT)

Angel glosses over the next few months following Jeff's suicide
as an unhappy period which gets weird when Tim and Kirsten begin
to believe Jeff is "crossing over" and enlist Angel's help with
their delusions.

This section is heavy on the philosophy -- I'm sure there were many
long nights spent with the Encyclopedia Brittanica: Hindu logic,
Goethe, Schiller, Beethoven, Mercedes Benz, schizophrenia, etc.

His meditative writing carries the story and we get more and more
insights into the characters. We begin to see the bishop segue into
mental fugues that aren't just intellectual games any more but
perhaps some pathology.

p.135 "How can it be that purely abstract music, such as [Beethoven's]
  late quartets, can without words change human beings in terms of their
  own awareness of themselves, in terms of their ontological nature?"

I can't remember now, did they ever talk about Jeff's mother? Did she
die or something?

  Joe Morris, SysAdmin and Not Insane
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