Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bouchercon 2011: My first highlight

Sometimes it's not just
what's said, it's who says it
:

"This is Peter ... Rokofsky? I have so much trouble with that name."

-- Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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16 Comments:

Blogger seana said...

Very good, Peter.

September 15, 2011  
Blogger Declan Burke said...

Hilarious.

September 15, 2011  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Wonderful!
Did you ever hear Peter Ustinov talking about going through Russian immigration?
Sm...Smi...Smit....wait in line, Ustinov waved straight through.

September 15, 2011  
Blogger Loren Eaton said...

Gold, sir. Pure gold.

September 15, 2011  
Anonymous Arlene said...

* guffaws* Brilliant!

September 15, 2011  
Blogger Dana King said...

This is why you're The Man, Peter. I'm not even there and I got a Bouchercon laugh before the conference officially starts.

September 15, 2011  
Anonymous I.J.Parker said...

Peter Ustinov was incredibly funny. Such a loss. Thanks for reminding me.

September 15, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks, ladies and gents. My only apprehension is that the moment was too perfect, that when I'm dining out on this story in my dotage, no one will believe it really happen. But it did. Trust me. I was there.

September 15, 2011  
Anonymous Liz said...

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir on names:

http://murderiseverywhere.blogspot.com/2011/09/bouchercon-hiatus-whats-in-name.html#comments

September 15, 2011  
Blogger seana said...

One problem is that it actually reaches its perfect form in print.

September 15, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Dana, I thought you were coming this year.

September 16, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Liz, she's right. How does one provide an accurate phonetic transcription for readers of English when, for example, th can signal two different sounds? But two years ago, one of my informants did, indeed, provide an English transcription of "Sigurðardóttir."

September 16, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Liz: I attended a panel today that consisted of all the members of that blog except Dan Waddell.

September 16, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

aWell, Seana, the original had thew advantage of spontaneous perfection.

September 16, 2011  
Anonymous Liz said...

Peter, I've read all of Jeff Siger's books, but none of the others yet. I'd like to know you thought.

September 16, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Liz, Jeffery Siger is the one of the bunch whom I haven't read. I did meet him yesterday, so he's a definite candidate for the to-read list.

September 16, 2011  

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