Friday, 30 December 2016
Monoliths, Beamed Down
OK. Ben has met Marla (see here) and we have found out what happened to her. We knew that she had got into a car and we think now that she was in the crashed car but it is something else. Ben reminds me of our Ben in Lancaster who is an amdram merchant, not a published poet.
Alan Moore's Ben recalls a historical miracle that sounds familiar from Voice Of The Fire although I am not about to check it out at this time of night after watching an episode of Arrow, then reading more of Jerusalem.
This is good - two tower blocks are:
"...black as Stanley Kubrick monoliths, beamed down by an unfathomable alien intelligence..." (p. 239)
Two sf screen references right beside each other. Monoliths, beamed down. We all understand it. And it is just two blocks of flats. But Ben, who thinks the comparison, is a published poet, of course.
Addendum: See comments below.