More on Babylon tomorrow......
(More on Babylon tomorrow? Where are they?)
Busy. Stop looking under everything, they aren't here.
(Where are they then?)
(About this Spandau person?)
(I would prefer to conduct research on Anna.)
(So he privately eyes others?)
(The gumshoe Spandau)
Where do you get this stuff?
(You’ll never understand me but I’ll try once more and then I’ll give up…)
Geez, what are you reading?
(I am becoming conversant in the world of snooping)
Next thing you’ll be asking me if I know anything about rare books.
(You got it angel)
Groan. I needed a drink…..
(...what I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.)
Two months of this?
“You’ll never understand me but I’ll try once more and then I’ll give up…”
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
(book 1930, movie with Bogart as Sam Spade, 1941)
Philip Marlowe asks a clerk in The Big Sleep about rare books
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
(book 1939, movie with Bogart as Marlowe, 1946)
“I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.”
Philip Marlowe in Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
(book 1940, movie with Robert Mitchum as Philip Marlowe, 1975
not sure the entire quote is in the movie)
Yes. I’m at it again. Lack of discussion creates build up of desire to write, anything. So, my odd alien friend Igor and I visit the empty offices of ONBC.
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested." Sir Francis Bacon, Of Studies