i am about 2/3 through the book and am pretty, well, not really sure what to call it.
anyway, i think that the footnotes, however jibberish, do offer some meaning. it is obvious that Zampano's boat is missing the drain plug, however, i think he doesn't know how to insert his views on the movie without breaking the "professional tone" that the review is written in. therefore, i think he makes up these footnotes to express what he feels about the situation.
i don't want to get started on the fact that none of this exists, but i do think, so far, that Zampano and Navy are the same person, and this is his twisted version of therapy, to write about it but to, again, pretend it happend to someone else.
on a reality note. i heard about this book from a dj on a radio station in dallas as "hey pretty" was being released. consequently, she played a clip of Dan and Poe talking about their father. apparently, some of this story relates to their family life growing up, the twisted nature, not the house and stuff. anyway, he was apparently VERY excentric and told some really bizarre stories or wrote them...??? i THINK they talked about how after he died, they found some really wild letters written to them as well as some far out stories. i don't remember the specifics, but the interview was why i bought the book, that and the fact that the dj would not stop talking about it.
looking forward to finishing. taking a while though, i can only read it for 30 min, then i have to put it down caues i got the heebies and the jeebyies. let me know what you think of the footnote theory.
Johnny and Lude, i want to pary with those cowboys!