By the way, when I said that dust was nothing by fast-paced fluff, apparently I was lying. The theme showed up yesterday, wearing its little theme hat. It appears to be a book about the ways in which men mythologize women.
[madonna and whore and angel and nurturer]
Pedestals are tricky. Take a header off one, and you're likely to crack you head.
I wonder if it is also a book about the ways women mythologize men. I bet it is. [daddy and big brother and demon, anyone?]
And the ways in which we all mythologize ourselves, also.
(Sometime in late 2008, I will stumble across a review somewhere in which somebody says "In Bear's online journal, she stated that the primary theme of the book was X, and this ruined the work for me, because I kept looking for it." Damned if you do... which, come to think of it, is another one of those over-arching themes....)