More on Ross Thomas, plus a visit to Regrub King
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you? (All photos by Peter Rozovsky, your humble blog keeper.)
- "An hour later, Draper Haere's secretary called Citron and told him she was, to use her participle, `messengering' him out $ 2,000 in cash." The scorn embodied in those inverted commas is delicious. How many crime writers today would use participle in a novel? How many people know what a participle is? What would Ross Thomas have done in a culture that thinks texting is a word?
- "Instead of one, there were two of them. There was the tall skinny one in the cheap suit, and the other one, not quite so tall, wearing the banker blue suit and looking as if somebody had just run over his dog."
- Two recurring tag lines, which I won't repeat here, that are all the funnier because the characters who hear them are never in on the joke.
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