Who is this?
August 8, 2006 5:24 PM Subscribe
Roger Zelazny's Roadmarks...
posted by edgeways to Grab Bag (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In this book, which takes place on a road that streaches throughout time, Zelazny has a wide cast of very minor characters (to the story) drawn from history and fiction. Most of these are easy to recognize. The question though, is one very minor character I feel I should know. I am reasonibly confident he is drawn from somewhere else and is not just a creation for this book. He is simply refered to as a doctor. He was a "big golden-eyed guy with one hell of a sun tan". And drives a 1920s roadster, he carries around handcuffs and seems to be some sort of cross between a physcian and law enforcer/detective. His point in the book was to carry off (litteraly, with is shirt ripping in the process) an assasan who may be linked to him outside of the book in the mytho's he is drawn from. The assasan wears outfits all in one color (yellow, purple...) including rings to match and is referred to as simply John.
So, who is this fellow and where is he from?
I realize this is perhaps a nearly imposssibly question to ask, but thought I'd give it a try.