What do you think of Irene's relationship to Belion? Was it realistic that Irene could not connect sexually with anyone but George. George went about searching for his soulmate testing out brunettes.
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Belion is an interesting but neglected character. As a gamer/game tester, he makes his living in the world of modern-day fantasy that computer games create. It's true that Irene couldn't relate to him or anyone sexually before George, but in many ways Belion seemed not to be a part of the "real" world. He does fit well into the predominant atmosphere of fantasy that so much a part of this novel. The parallel between the world of the games and the world of dreams is one of the things that makes the novel provocative.
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I agree with Sandra54 and Melindah--Irene and Belion were well-suited for that moment in their lives. Both were inaccessible, just marking time until the "real" one came along.
I loved it that Irene mistakingly thought Belion had planted the marriage proposal in the tulip bed!! Great tie-in!!
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