Ryoko Suzuki, Bind, 2001
DEAR GOD YES. For the love of women, let this happen. More city council meetings, less “awareness raising.”
“The heroes of such stories are usually amateur detectives who often have a college degree and use their life experiences as a tool for solving crimes.”
If you substitute “British novels” and “Law & Order” for “life experience,” this is basically me. Also I am fully furnished with “an array of eccentric supporting characters, who provide light relief and are generally very likeable.”
"Vane Pursuit (1989): A Peter Shandy mystery. A dastardly gang of rogues is sneaking around Balaclava…"
By Charlotte MacLeod: Described as a “true lady” and often seen with hat and white gloves, MacLeod began writing at 6 a.m., continued through the morning, then used the afternoon for rewrites. She only started new books on Sundays and during writing would stay dressed in a bathrobe to avoid temptation of leaving the house for an errand.
She specifically tailored her books to be “cozies”, i.e. avoiding too much violence, gore, or sex.
COZIES! I am enchanted.
I realize this tumblr used to be about political protests but I’m really growing and changing.
A CONVOY OF SURFERS ARRIVE. Way to bury the lede, author Richard Doyle.
However, Richard Doyle has the best Wikipedia page/life I have seen in a long time:
Doyle was born in Guernsey and, on his third birthday, was presented at the court of Emperor Haile Selassie. He has lived in Tripoli, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Kenya, Morocco, Libya, Beirut, Barbados, Antigua, France, Greece, Ireland, and the United States. Home for several years was a plantation house in the West Indies, then on Cape Ann, followed by a fortified bastide in Gascony. He spent a short time at Rugby School before completing his studies at the British Army school in Tripoli. He went on to read law at Lincoln College, Oxford. As a young man Doyle taught English to the Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.
That is just the first paragraph!! HAILE SELASSIE! A bastide!
BUT IT GETS SO MUCH MORE BETTER:
Deluge, his first novel, was published in 1976. Imperial 109 was published the following year and became a wild success in both the UK and the US, selling over a million copies. His 2002 novel Flood was a best-seller and was adapted for the 2007 film of the same title. He is considered an expert on matters related to climate change and the flooding of London. He was invited to the ‘London Under Water’ lecture from the Royal Geographic Society’s ’21st Century Challenges’ series in June 2008.
Doyle was expelled from Tripoli by military coup, has lectured on fighter training to the Italian Air Force and has survived several earthquakes, two hurricanes, and a tsunami. He appears regularly on radio and TV, talking about the flood threat, climate change, writing and his own life.
Doyle lives with his wife Sally and son Caspar in Oxford. Both Doyle and his son Caspar are keen yachtsmen.
1. An expert on the flooding of London
2. National Geographic Society
3. Expelled from Tripoli by a military coup
4. KEEN YACHTSMAN
"The Real Thing (1986): After breaking her leg, aerobics instructor Deirdre Joyce was fit company for…"
WHY DO I NOT OWN AN ISLAND. I could make shit like this happen all the time.
You use the floss to catch the fish, and the razor to gut them. Apply twice daily.
The Hippies are back.
- Suicide Girls or Slut Walk?
There is a brilliant camel-shaped loveseat at the junkshop on Driggs that I visit like Mecca every time I pass by.