From my perch on the Oregon coast, it's illuminating to watch Michael's responses to Peter's novel (see the comments in the row to the right). It's obvious, at least theoretically, that each reader brings a different set of skills and background to a text and thus reads differently. But this is more than theory.
I'd love to see a hundred different readings of this book so rich with possibilities.
And I'll get back for some more thoughts of my own sometime next week.