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Topic: Sep BOM - Arrow's Flight - Pages 135-215

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Subject: Sep BOM - Arrow's Flight - Pages 135-215
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 9:46 AM ET
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Discuss the second part of An Arrow's Flight here. The section title is Ares' Spare Parts.

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 6:09 PM ET
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I read this section over the weekend while traveling, and to be honest it really didn't leave me with much to say at all.  LOL.  Pyrrhus boards the ship, meets Odysseus and some other folks, he predictably (in my opinion) immediately takes up with a young sailor.  I'm onto the third section, which seems to pick up the pace a bit more again when he leaves the ship to meet Philoctetes.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:06 AM ET
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Michelle, I agree....I'm not quite finished the middle section yet, but it's still feeling like a light and flighty, chatty commentary or psuedo-memoir of an aging queen contrasted to a new generation, younger set queen---as w/ Black Ships last month, it's sort of a one-note melody story, while I am longing for harmony in the form of detail and historical substance.  It's beginning to feel very bubble gum to me.....

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 3:16 PM ET
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Yes, I'm kind of struggling into how the historical details really tie into this story at all.  It's more of a gay social commentary, with the Greek mythology as an afterthought or diversion.  Fluff to try to make the story that's been told before unique.

Date Posted: 9/19/2008 3:00 PM ET
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I agree with all of the above comments.  I am hoping there is a little more substance in the last section.