Sunday, May 16, 2010

Raymond Chandler's Irish novel? or, When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a hurley in his hand

It could have happened, according to an article cited by Declan Burke at Crime Always Pays.

© Peter Rozovsky 2010

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10 Comments:

Anonymous solo said...

Peter, I'm inclined to sulk because I linked to that article in one of your posts back on the first of February. But now that I think of it, you were probably enjoying the dubious delights of the P&P that night, with its bountiful profusion of pirlas and pirlesses, and were so distracted that you didn't notice it. So I forgive you. God, amn't I magnanimous? And what the hell took that Declan Burke so long? Someone tell him take the finger out.

May 16, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Squire, the next time you make it to the Pen & Pirla Club, I owe you a cider to make amends. Many thanks.

May 16, 2010  
Anonymous solo said...

Squire, the next time you make it to the Pen & Pirla Club, I owe you a cider to make amends.

One miserable cider? I see that I'm going to have to educate you about my drinking habits.

The v-word is so apt, but I'm not going to quote it because if I did you wouldn't believe it was true.

May 16, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Two miserable ciders or one good one.

What's the word?

May 16, 2010  
Anonymous solo said...

Peter, I've forgotten what the v-word was but I've remembered what Mark Twain said:

I'd rather decline two beers than one german adjective.

That fecker knew what he was talking about.

May 16, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

That must be from "The Awful German Language."

May 16, 2010  
Anonymous solo said...

Peter, Twain was rather cavalier in his attitude to beer. Iconoclasm is all very well but some subjects should remain sacred.

In his time, Twain took a few swipes at Christian Science but my favourite comment on that subject comes from Al Boasberg (one-time gag writer for the Marx Brothers; he originated that famous stateroom scene in Night at the Opera). Once, when he was in a crowded theatre, he stood up and said in a hysterical voice: Is there a Christian Scientist in the house?

BTW, if I ever make it to the P&P, the drinks will be on me.

May 17, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

He also took more than a few swipes at the then newish religion of Mormonism.

BTW, if I ever make it to the P&P, the drinks will be on me.

You're a true gentleman!

May 17, 2010  
Blogger Sean Patrick Reardon said...

I took my then 8 year old son to see a really good twain impersonator at the library. It was part of Banned Books Week. Needless to say, he dropped the "N" word right out of the gate, a thing I didn't think about before hand. It went right over his head, so no harm done.

May 17, 2010  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

The Twain example always gets brought up in these discussions. One hopes that the audience was intelligent enough to understand the context or that someone offered a bit of background.

May 17, 2010  

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