But I suspect I'm overthinking this!
I never had a place like the Pit when I was a kid. *pout* At least we did get to roam at large around the (small) neighborhood area at night, but still. I feel like I missed something...
And we get our first glimpse of Adam, the Antichrist. *dun dun dunnnnnn*
One of the few downsides to this novel that I notice, especially when putting it under the magnifying glass, is that it does tend to go into lecture-mode here and there. Especially with the whole good vs. evil vs. humanity thing, although most of the time it's not that intrusive. And I guess that is one of the points of the book, so it's hard to do without it... I guess I'm just saying it can be a bit heavyhanded in specks for my taste. Or maybe I'd like a little more of "show, not tell," as much as I do love the prose these two can come up with.
Also: I wonder where that little semi-random bit about heaven having the best choreographers in the middle of two separate scenes came from! (I also wonder what it's supposed to mean - I mean, are there any particular choreographers they were thinking of? Is there something I'm missing?)
Still getting a lot of Britishisms here and there, like Bovril. Which I generally like because they add to the flavor, er, flavour, but they can make things a bit confusing here and there.
And hah, I am somewhat amused by the fact that the annotations mention The Name of the Rose in talking about compline, since that's what I also think of when I hear those hourly names.
(I'd be tempted to nominate that book for Parasha as well, except it's Way. Too. Damn. Long.)
And a nice little stopping point, after Our Heroes (or anti-heroes, or just schmucks) just get shot...
According to Wiki Pete, a velocipede is basically a wheeled machine powered by a person. So a bicycle, and other such things. Which makes this a nice subtle touch to help show/remind us just how out-of-touch Aziraphale is.
Also: Bovril, which I assumed had something to do with milk, but apparently not exactly...
That should do it for this time, feel free to bring up anything I missed! Here's the schedule for anyone who needs it!