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 Post subject: Timeline Disambiguation
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:13 pm 
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One of the things I've found challenging in these past 100 pages or so is that the timeline is becoming pretty hard to follow, and the story is jumping around a good amount inside of a 7 day period. Below is an attempt to sort it out:

  • p. 755 - 11/11, Mario filming for documentary
  • p. 769 - 11/11-12 (overnight), Mario and Hal in their room
  • p. 774 - 11/14, Marathe and Gompert talk about Marathe's higher power (his wife)
  • p. 782 - 11/11-12 (overnight), Mario and Hal in their room
  • p. 785 - 11/17, Hal goes to Ennet House
  • en 324 - 11/17, Pemulis counsels Possalthwaite
  • p. 787 - 11/17 (??), Molloy Notkin interview. Probably after 11/14 if not on 11/17.
  • en. 332 - 11/17, Pemulis gets the shoe
  • p. 795 - 11/17, Hal at the Men's Meeting
  • p. 809 - 11/12-13 (Thursday-Friday), Gately in hospital. P. 816 is dawn breaking on 11/13. Calvin Thrust brings brownies. (p. 826)
  • p. 827 - 11/13-14, Gately in hospital with Day & then wraith.
  • p. 845 - 11/19, AFR plans to abduct Icandenza family
  • p. 846 - 11/14 (??), Gately dreams of Mrs. Waite
  • p. 851 - 11/20, Hal wakes early
  • p. 854 - 11/14, Gately in hospital with Joelle (who brought a couple of the confiscated brownies).
  • p. 864 - 11/20, Hal brushes his teeth and encouters Ortho Stice

Corrections welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Timeline Disambiguation
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:13 am 
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levingard wrote:
One of the things I've found challenging in these past 100 pages or so


Only the last 100 pages were a challenge? :shock: The book 'Elegant Complexity' has a nice chronology of the book that may help with this.


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