The Gold Key: If You Can't Win on the Facts, Then DENY It Exists
After months of arguing that the gold key sequence is somehow a scene a faire or some other animal that is it NOT, Random House is now arguing that it doesn't exist!
Hmmm, this last-ditch strategy of denial is pretty interesting!
Did they do this because they FINALLY read Daughter of God for the first time? Or because the sequence and near-identical nature finally reached a critical mass that they could do nothing other than deny it?
This issue was raised in an earlier blog comment by "Vanessa."
I replied to that post in this way: " Vanessa: remember that the key here is "access."
"I was clear that the gold key in both DoG and Code did "not turn a lock."
"The ingot allowed access in the bank because it had the account number and then physically activated the Rube Goldberg-like mechanism in the salt mine.
"Likewise, in Code, the gold key allows access, but does not turn a lock. It does not unlock a safe deposit box, but allows access by activating the Rube Goldberg-like mechanism in the bank.
"Banks do not have any such thing. I think it is clear that the process was an intriguing and attractive one which was simply adapted by Brown."