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Silver Bullet Spoiler Post

Silver Bullet is out in ebook, and the print book is coming soon. This is the spoiler post for people who want to talk about any of Silver Bullet's big developments. That means there will be spoilers in the comments!

So what do you think of the big developments?

1. Iskinder
2. the medallion that may be the key to the Soma
3. Pelley
4. Alma and Lewis' baby!
5. Mitch and Stasi!

Or Tesla! :)

Comments

marag
Feb. 14th, 2014 11:50 am (UTC)
I'm only a bit over halfway, so I'm not going to look at the spoilers above, but I would like to say that the guys Jerry encounters at the party sound *remarkably* like today's GOP. Which is probably not a coincidence ;)

I'm loving the historical context and Stasi and Mitch's growing relationship especially. Worried for Alma and the baby, but I'm hoping that Stasi's reading is correct.
jo_graham
Feb. 14th, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The headlines from the early thirties could be last year.

I think one of the things that strikes me so much is the rising tide of oppositional thinking, which Pelley introduced as a theme in his conversation with Mitch -- "the whole world is squaring off, White against Brown, men against women, Jew versus Gentile." The idea that on every front there is a rising tide of incivility, of belief that one can only survive by "winning", whatever that is. And Mitch replies, "I think we can help each other." He and Alma aren't enemies in the battle of the sexes, but friends. Jerry and Iskinder aren't at war. Stasi and Lewis aren't facing off. The wars don't have to be, and the only winners will be the ones who don't play.

But how do you not play when the whole world is careening ever closer to literal war? When democracies are falling under the weight of their people's desire to kill one another and scapegoat?

I'm glad you're enjoying Stasi and Mitch. She actually managed to tell him the truth once or twice! :) Any speculation on what her real story is?
marag
Feb. 14th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
I'd probably vote with Mitch on the Hungarian Jew if I had to guess.
jo_graham
Feb. 14th, 2014 12:29 pm (UTC)
Mitch is certainly making an educated guess! Her name is certainly neither Anastasia Rostov nor Judy Denisov. What is it that made you think he was right?
marag
Feb. 14th, 2014 12:34 pm (UTC)
More knowing you than anything in the book :) It seemed like a kind of character you'd be interested in.