|Submitted by James |
(Dec 11, 2009)
I think a lot of people missed the nuances involved. Whilst I could ignore the characters who sought meaning in the dull prose, like poets with their many meanings, I found it interesting that it might contrast the descolada virus to filthiness, that Jane was comparable to God despite the inadequacy, her relationship to human kind, her askance of help, especially for identity, the fact that 3000 years had past and yet technology remained a moot factor (regardless of the bugger technology being the advancing factor so many years ago), travel remains the same, communication is the same. Miro, if he was anyone decent, would have realised Valentines' acting as being that of a retarded child in the first instance of her visit. Not to mention that there has always been, as far as the reader was concerned by the stage in which he had to consider the options that the people of Lusitania could have evacuated, been in quarantine, cleansed and set to join the rest of humanity without a qualm and that the rest of the planet be "torched", so far, nothing has been said of the descolada spreading from being to being despite that it is classed as a virus and even if it had, it wouldn't stop the containment and elimination of the idea of quarantine and escape of the humans, saving at least one part of the planet, whether the other part died or not. Still, most of the philosophy Scott Card sports is highly improbable and mostly ridiculous.