Rainbird philosophy

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Oct 27, 2015
Hi everyone,

I have an interesting question (at least I think so) regarding Rainbird's comment after
he killed Dr. Wanless:

"My life is like the straight roads in the desert," John Rainbird said softly. He looked absorbedly into the dull blue marbles that had been the eyes of Dr. Wanless. "But your life is no road at all, my friend... my good friend."

Part: WASHINGTON, D.C.; Chapter 2

What could he mean by "my life is like straight roads in the desert"? And why is Wanless' life no road?

Could he mean that he has a straight goal in life resp. purpose nourished by his fascination for death? No road would mean to have no important goal. A crazy scientists goal.

I rather prefer winding roads. And deserts hold dried-out concepts or are minds dry of ideas.

Do you have any ideas?



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Jun 29, 2016
Or maybe it could also mean that there really is only path to take. In short, he will be hunted for the rest of his life, and will not be able to settle down and raise a family.
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