powerleftist wrote: Kilmoore wrote:
Iron_Dwarf wrote:The point of a mystery is that one has the feeling it is solvable somehow.
This, exactly this. Anyone can write a mystery if it doesn't have to have a solution. Anyone can build a puzzle if it doesn't have to be solvable./quote]Exactly. People are trying to solve a mystery which is not there. Who wanted to be with BOB again? Do you think Lynch cares? He couldn't care less! He just throws around things hoping something sticks
Ha! I had this notion sometime around part 5 or 6, when I was growing more perplexed with the purposelessness of all the new characters and directionless storylines. Picturing the storymaking process something like:
FROST: "I can't remember what I dreamed last night. You go first."
LYNCH: "In my dream... was a restored red convertible. Then I saw a flowered sweater!"
FROST: "Pullover, or cardigan?"
FROST: "Which characters are gonna get the car and the sweater."
LYNCH: "Stephen! What's next?"
FROST: "I'm putting Janey-E in a flowered sweater then. No dream for me; but I woke to the news broadcast of a hit-&-run, a dead child..."
LYNCH: "I'LL TAKE IT!"
FROST: " OK... Stephen runs over someone in the convertible?"
LYNCH: "NO! But a little boy dies, he won't be hit by the convertible. He'll be hit by ANYTHING ELSE BUT THE CONVERTIBLE."
Frost: "Want me to throw in a wheelchair ... a nasty rash not concealed by clothing.. and how about some more boxing?"
Lynch: "Let's throw it out there and see if it will stick!"
FRost: "How about we go ahead with it even if it doesn't
LYNCH: "BY GOLLY, GOOD SIR> DO WE HAVE A DEAL OR WHAT!"