Whit - Iain Banks

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Whit - Iain Banks

Postby poohcarrot » Sat May 08, 2010 2:43 pm

Dotsie recommended I read Whit. I've just finished it and thought it was excellent. Well worth a read. :P
"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
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Postby Dotsie » Sun May 09, 2010 12:28 pm

:D It's cracking.
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun May 09, 2010 1:54 pm

But did Is really have magical healing powers or not?
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Postby Dotsie » Sun May 09, 2010 4:20 pm

I suppose that's a question of what you believe. I think no. I think that there isn't anyone who wouldn't be spooked by an amazing coincidence, especially if everyone tells you that you have powers. I think that a major theme of the book is that you can make yourself believe anything if you tell yourself enough times that it's true. Same goes for the sisters, and even Salvador. He really believes all the crap he's been peddling.
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun May 09, 2010 4:59 pm

I thought Salvador only believed the first vision and couldn't recreate it again.
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Postby Dotsie » Sun May 09, 2010 5:19 pm

I didn't phrase myself properly. I think he knows when he starts talking crap, but all the worshipping leads him to believe that he really is passing on the word of god. When he's forced to admit the truth to himself, he's a broken man. I bet any of these psychos who run their own cults would pass a lie-detector test, as a measure of just how completely they believe their own lies.
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