David Mack wrote:
Jeremy, thanks for the detailed analysis of Mere Mortals
. To answer one of your questions, about whether I intentionally paralleled the themes and ideas of John Milton's Paradise Lost
in the Hernandez story arc, note the epigraph of the book — which I selected precisely for its relevance to her story:
Our torments also may in length of time
Become our elements, these piercing fires
As soft as now severe, our temper changed
Into their temper.
—John Milton, Paradise Lost, book 2
Also, because you seem to have a keen eye for religious allusions in the text, I think you'll find a lot to dig into with Lost Souls
Dave, thanks for the notes. I saw the selected text, and I guess I was thinking whether the book as an entire work was paralleled or referenced. I like how you referenced it, even in Warpath
. (It was enough that a few months ago, I was talking to a roommate who studied the text whether I could borrow his textbook. He didn't have the whole work, but I later found it at a bookstore and am loving it.)
Yeah, I've seemed to develop a religious eye for your text. You're a quite popular name among some of my LDS friends right now. I've gotten a few of them to read elements of Gods of Night
and Mere Mortals
and they like it a lot. These books are freakin' rad, and I'm looking forward to reading Lost Souls
. I have to go offline for awhile (moving and preparing for a mission), but I can promise a final review of Lost Souls
one way or another. Keep it up.
Thanks for the response. It's very much appreciated!!!