Posts Tagged ‘Heart of Barkness’

Culture Clash

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November 12th, 2020 Posted 8:27 am

Culture Clash:
“Who said anything about beer?” Myron said.
“You’ll be thirsty,” said Oksana. “It’s thirty-eight degrees.”
“How many times do I have to tell you? Talk Farenheit.”
“Farenheit is stupid.”
Oksana stuck a cigar between Myron’s lips, struck a match with her thumbnail, and lit the cigar. Myron blew out some smoke. “Oksana, meet Bernie. He’s a private detective.”
“Is he going to lock you up?”
“A private detective,” Myron said. “Private detectives can’t lock anybody up.”
“Shut up! What a country!”
(From Heart of Barkness. Have we mentioned that the paperback version is part of Barnes and Nobles Buy-One-Get One at 50% program until 11/29?)

 

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Reader Question: A Total Pro

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November 8th, 2020 Posted 7:28 am

A reader question over on FB yesterday – and some repliers seem to be obsessing about it. So instead of Beginnings, our normal Sunday feature, we’ll take care of this. Here’s the question:

“I have just started listening to your books. My wife and I love them. Can you remind me of the phrase you use when your mind is wandering and you snap back into work mode? Its someting like “Alert, Professional, something…”?”

Answer: There are many variations of this – because the writer appears to be incapable of writing the exact same thing twice. This one is from Heart of Barkness:

“Chet? Where you going?”

Nowhere. No place at all. Don’t bother looking at me. I trotted into the kitchen – a trot very close to a run, but not quite, a run attracting too much attention at a time like this – and located the pizza box on the counter, snapping up the only remaining slice. Sausage and pepperoni, my favorite. I trotted back to into the hall, all set for work, a total pro.

 

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BOGO

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October 17th, 2020 Posted 8:40 am

Happy to report that B&N has selected the paperback of Heart of Barkness for their next paperback Buy-One-Get-One at 50% program – offer runs till 11/29. Who doesn’t like a deal? Does anyone ever insist on paying full price?

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I Can’t Even Remember …

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October 7th, 2020 Posted 8:23 am

… what this photo was for. But it looks nice. (Heart of Barkness is now in paperback.)

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