One more post about “Thirty-Three Teeth”
Now I'm reading Cotterill's Thirty-Three Teeth, and I thought of Lawrence's poem once more when I came to the following:
"Haeng ... let loose with one of his renowned maxims.If there's a better writer of gently humorous, satirically tinged, politically edged, occasionally spiritual, exotically set crime novels than Colin Cotterill, I can't think of who it might be.
"`That's the spirit, Siri. It's moments like this that make the socialist system so great. When the call to arms comes the committed cadre, even on his honeymoon, would gladly climb off his young wife at the crucial moment sooner than let down the party.'
"If that were so, Siri thought to himself, it might explain the frustrated look he'd often seen on the faces of so many Party members."
© Peter Rozovsky 2008
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