Sunday, January 25, 2009

Class distinctions

A nice comment on romance and love from Mehmet Murat Somer's The Kiss Murder:

"My man intervened. `Calm down, lady ... '

"Ay! I don't think much of men who use the term `lady,' either. It reeks of the lower classes. The sort who imagine romance can only end in marriage."
And yes, that cover illustration is meant to evoke Audrey Hepburn.

© Peter Rozovsky 2009

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6 Comments:

Blogger Paul Brazill said...

Great line!

January 25, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

It is. But then, one would expect no less from a novel whose protagonist is a computer security expert by day, part-owner of a transvestite nightclub by night, and an expert in aikido at all times.

January 25, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is on tour in US now and will be in New York GLBT center tonight entertaining his readers:)

January 26, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I know. I wish I didn't have to work today.

January 26, 2009  
Blogger Sucharita Sarkar said...

I am very very fascinated by such glimpses of class distinctions in fictions of other nations. This was a delicious succint line.

January 26, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I suspect that author had a twinkle in his eye and a smile when he wrote that line. The line is rather pregnant with meaning, I'd say.

January 27, 2009  

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