Saturday, November 17, 2007
The Truth in Powers
As The Echo Maker moves in its second half, we are presented with the character of Weber. This character modeled after Sachs is an interesting turn in the novel. After reading about Karin's perspective and her alarm and panic over Mark, Powers takes a refreshing turn to the perspective of Weber. It is funny after reading many of Sachs's case studies to see this fictional portrayal of him. Yet Powers stays very ture to the essence of Oliver Sachs . Powers describes him as "...a cross between Charles Darwin and Santa Clause..." (101). This description is humorous and ture. Like Sachs, Weber is at ease with his patient and Mark is able to trust him, even if he can't trust the "imposters" around him.