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Parasha: Oct. 2 reading

In which we meet Graymalk, there is talk of other people, and an exchange of small favors.

First off: Graymalk. Lovely name for a cat. I'd say "even if not exactly original," but at the time it probably was.

Crazy Jill, Morris, and MacCab, I'm not sure if they're supposed to be Someone, or are just... people.

As for Rastov, the mention of "mad monk" and the "Ras" beginning can only bring to mind Rasputin. *shudder*

I do also wonder if Graymalk had any ulterior motives in her assistance of Snuff (I honestly can't remember), or if she really is just a cat being arbitrary, which is entirely possible.

Also, if no one objects, I may go ahead and post the response for the October 3rd reading later today, and just keep doing same-day postings. That way I can post when my impressions are fresher, but it's also no huge skin off my nose if people prefer it the current way, so let me know.


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Oct. 3rd, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't mean Someone story-wise (if I did I'd probably have said something like "the first time I read it I wondered..." since this is a re-read for me), but I mean Someone in the same sense that Jack immediately brings forth thoughts of certain real-life (or otherly fictional) people, as does Raspu Rasmov, and some of the later characters.
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Oct. 3rd, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Really I think this is one of the things that prodded this idea in the first place... reading the book the first time around and realizing that I knew who some of them were, but wasn't sure about others, or even IF they were Someones, and wouldn't it be neat to discuss this sorta thing while going along...?
Oct. 3rd, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
IIRC there's one that's a pretty obvious homage to Burke and Hare. I only read it when I borrowed a copy, like, seven or eight years ago, so I can't recall names... Also, there are some that're shown the sources for in the Wikipedia page for the book.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Ooo, I don't think I'd read of them before, or if I had, they'd escaped my memory. Thanks for the pointer!
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