Three episodes in as many pages, with three points of view to boot. It’s not quite as disorienting as before, but it does make it difficult to pick up the rhythm. Of course, Only reading a few pages a day doesn’t help.
I mentioned a few posts back that there hadn’t been much use of I, but I definitely got that wrong. I went back and looked through some of the earlier episodes with Hal, and he seems to use I quite a bit. My mistake. I blame DFW.
Of all the individual characters we’ve introduced to so far, the one I’d like to stick with most is probably Orin. Hope we see more of him dressed in a Cardinal (the bird not the football team, or the Catholic official for that matter) costume.
Vocab Word: Synethesia a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway (for example, hearing) leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway (such as vision).
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