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April 09, 2011

Demon's Lexicon Discussion: Chapter Three

BotM: Demon's Lexicon

Onward! To chapter three we go!

Chapter Title: "The Hidden Girl"

Right at the beginning of this chapter, Nick matter-of-factly tells us that he always knew his mother didn't like him, and that it was always his brother's job to take care of him. Oh, poor boys. My heart breaks for them both. Theories as to why Mum doesn't like Nick?

And then we learn about the night when their dad died - which is the night Alan gave away his talisman (to Nick) and the night Alan's leg got hurt. It's sad, of course, and also shows a terrifying amount of responsibility given to little 11-year-old Alan. It's amazing they're still alive at all.

Nick calls Alan his "stupid crippled brother" but I have to think it's a sign of affection, right? Right? I mean, clearly he wants his brother to stay safe . . .

The messenger says that Black Arthur wants "it" back. Nick says "it" is a charm. What do you think it does? Why would Olivia die if she lost it?

Nick tells us that Alan lies, which means that Alan probably lies to Nick, as well. Do you think he's lying about his reasons for leaving, or whether he plans to stay?

Any theories about Marie, the girl in the hidden picture?

Favorite Quotes:

"He had to be better than anyone he could imagine."

"Don't pretend you didn't want to impress her with how magically attentive to her needs you could be." - Nick

"This is different. This is you." - Nick to Alan

Posted by Kat at April 9, 2011 06:10 PM

My theory on the mom hate thing was that he was the reason the dad died and she couldn't let it go.

Posted by: Cece at April 10, 2011 07:48 PM
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