X-Message-Number: 14360
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 21:30:05 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Re: Ralph's Journey

Eric Daly, #14353, writes:

>Just finished reading Ralphs Journey.  The discription of the book at Amazon 
>and on the back of the book all takes place in the last 20 pages of the book! 
> I thought the extensive character build up was to give them depth when they 
>are re-animated in the future but all they do is say Hi to Ralph!   Why write 
>a whole book about a car salesmans life when you have a fasinating subject 
>like being awakened 150 years in the future?

Because when you think about it, *getting there*, making it to the future in
the first place, is really the more important part, from the standpoint of
us cryonicists at least. (And the author, Dave Pizer, is a signed up
cryonicist, as am I whose review of the book is at the Amazon website.)

  Oh well, just my two cents 
>worth.  But I do feel this book was falsely advertised. 

I'm sorry you feel that way, and I feel somewhat responsible. If I could I
would edit my Amazon review to make it clear what the emphasis really is in
this novel, again, getting there (the "journey") rather than what happens
afterward. (I will try to contact Amazon to see what their policy is.)

Mike Perry

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