Maybe light travel, no matter how far you actually go, is always a bright and flashy affair. I find the ending definite. Personally, I think he was hanging out at MiB headquarters. I believe he is an entity of light and can only inhabit one body at a time, which is why he consistently noted he could only take one to k-pax. But I first heard of K-pax from a list of the best fiction dealing with mental health issues. He couldn't be an alien who's life force is trapped in the form of Porter because, well, that would mean the alien had hidden memories about being human for whatever reason. I think he rode her home, because he needed a physical vehicle of some sort.
And things were good in '78 still. On the contrary, it means that Prot's knowledge cannot be explained. You're not the only one. I hate your perpetual wars and your killing and devouring fellow beings, and your outrageous level of reproduction, and the fact you practically have to be an alien to get health care, or food, or shelter without enslaving yourself to someone else. Consider how the other patients respond and change to Prot: what did you notice, and why did it make a difference to them? To his horror he realized prot was much faster than him! I hope the third book has the answer for it.
So, he creates a persona from a planet where sex isn't even an option. And I have two absolutely fully complete stories to make them be able to co-exist so that you can decide which one you think is more credible. Flint, we are beings, not people. So why was prot capable of such marvels? If they had sticked to the novel's ending it could have been an okay modern day adaptation. Perhaps this could even be a convention for this particular board? The real and possibly only mystery in this story is why had Prot chosen Dr. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other.
Your cleverness and your cruelty both never cease to astound me! This explains Prot's remark to Dr. This should have drawn some big time attention. Prot was right, and so was Dr. In accordance with Title 17 U. If nothing else, the station scene adheres to Hollywood's insistence that all aliens' and time-travellers' arrivals have to involve a blinding light, b electricity, or c both. Give or take a few rare beings, of course.
I wonder what it would be like if he were to write in the third instead of the first person perspective? They were still staring, open mouthed. Le livre continue à osciller entre les deux choix possibles sans jamais vraiment donner de solution, laissant subsister un doute profond. I had to get this off my chest, but not so strongly that i feel like starting a thread about it. I also remember wanting to smack Prot's arrogant smarmy butt around but maybe that's more pit-appropriate? Some observations and questions: 1. It starts off somewhat in the same spirit, and doesn't deviate enormously from the novel. Why is simple kindness so hard for you? Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior general interest in receiving similar information for research and educational purposes. Patel went over to the door and made sure they were out of earshot.
They made it purposely ambiguous, so people could believe whatever they wanted. Well Prot was indeed an alien, how can you get into a catatonic state just for seeing the sun? If the Porter is simply creating prot to deal with the tragedies in his life than it doesn't have to be rational, it just has to work for him. How does a patient in a heavily secure mental hospital just vanish for three days? This book tries to continue the story of Robert Porter, but it gets so bogged down in ramming its satirical -- and no longer remotely gentle -- points home that it loses sight of both plot and characters. We get it: the author is a militant atheist and vegan. Brewer gave them a helpless look and sighed. I have learned many many things from working with my clients and most of them are a helluva lot more intelligent than the average person would give them credit for. Why ever would you want to stay in a psychiatric facility? It might take a viewer a few times to finally realize how crystal clear the facts were presented from the get-go.
He was supposed to be around the age of 300s when porter was 6 not him being a child. Of course, if Someday I ever stumble across that third book, I would read it, but I'm not going to rush off on a wild prot chase just now. The way he left clues like the Salvation Army pencil made me think that he, Robert Porter, wanted to be found out and had been found out and passed on to other cities before. Honestly sounds like a paradox but who knows. In your own words, in the planetarium, what happens when Prot diagrams the light pad calculations? The sequel to K Pax. However: After reading book one; this part got my attention and made me re-think my decision: Direct Quote from the Book Good.
I look forward to ordering and reading the next as soon as possible. I think the 'taking only one person with him' thing had nothing to do with physics and everything to do with, if everybody vanished it would throw too much weight on the 'prot-as-alien' therory ruining the ambiguity. It is other things about your horrible species that I do not like. My answer is yes he is an extra-terrestrial, however he inhabited Porter's body. Indeed, with which powerful telescope would have a genius whose work is killing cows and who lives in the middle of nowhere observed the rotation of such a star? But I have never attained any special knowledge or insight from any one of them.
Comment on the farewell party--what actions caught your attention? His body was never recovered. I saw it in a free screening last Tuesday and was rather disappointed. On a related note to what Enderw24 wrote, there's the question of where Porter was before Prot arrived. Why was he content to spend his time on earth being ordered around and locked up? Regardless, a mystery always adds a nice spice. But it was gentle satire, and a riveting story aside from its satirical points.