If you have to ask questions like that I think you are trying to understand the story in the wrong way.Bubbles didn't make much sense to me. I just didn't get a story that starts out with biological security being treated very seriously and then somehow when the bug gets out nobody seems to care. Was everybody contaminated simultaneously even through their bio protection gear?
Having been a Frank Key fan since 2004 I can be pretty sure that no symbolism at all is intended. Hidden meaning is really not Frank's bag at all. Frank does not try to convey any message - they exist only to entertain (himself mainly).Story 2, weird, strange symbolism, <scratches head> me confused. me liked it though.
I enjoyed the difference in Norm's reading of Black Broth. Norm's antagonist is dark and malevolent. Frank's is rather cheery and just deranged.Second story was excellent. Captain, oh my Captain! It's so weird to hear Norm read Frank Key. One of the things that balances out the trippyness of Hooting Yard, is Frank reads it in such a british, matter-of-fact monotone. When Norm produces it, it has energy, vitality, and depth. I'm not sure which is better, but both are fun.
So true!The only thing predictable about Frank Key is that he consistently makes surrealism look easy.