mjj (flemmings) wrote,

I so, so want a day when I don't have to be up at a given time. I believe this is known as 'Saturday.'

Did finish Paris Requiem, which is sort of bearable once you get past the notion that the chief of the Paris police will not object when a brash young Boston lawyer interferes in his investigation, says (frequently) 'This is what you must do now', lies more than once, and absconds with material evidence which he keeps forgetting to give to the police. Read as Belle Epoque fantasy if it all gets too much. It still has those odd word usages that segue into malapropism. A criminal threatened with murder charges 'catapults'-- 'he still denied the two murders but admitted he knew about the white slaving.' Reminds me of the slash writer who made an aged-down Avon become Blake's catamount.
Tags: language, place, reading_13

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