Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Chapter 45: Commerce!

This chapter returns to Frank’s narrative. He meets Gunther in Mexico and also reunites with Ewball Oust. At a party, an old oilhand compares this part of Mexico to Inner Asia, describing it as “Baku with skeeters” (639). In this case, Frank and Ewball end up involved with gunrunning, reminding us of the old GR quote that “the real business of war is buying and selling” (105).

This connection, with Frank in Mexico, Kit in Inner Asia is interesting—where are Reef and Lake?


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