re: Inbreeding
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 01:34 pm EST 03/09/19
In reply to: re: Inbreeding - Ned3301 01:19 pm EST 03/09/19

"It may be that posters are overthinking a tale meant as a parable: a man of a deeply spiritual nature that he scarcely comprehends himself stumbles upon something that both reveals that he has a problem and offers a solution to it. The specifics of the story are really neither here nor there, because instead of Brigadoon he might have found the church, or a cult of some kind, or bowling, or one of those obsessive hobbies like mountain climbing."

I completely agree, but I do think it helps tremendously if a story remains logical based on the precepts of its own reality, and BRIGADOON strays very, very far from that. I think this is often a danger when stories veer into the supernatural; TUCK EVERLASTING is just one more example of many.

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