“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”

Me, waffling on about books and noir over at Kimbofo’s blog.

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10 responses to ““All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”

  1. A one sentence post and I need the dictionary. I’m desperate… :-)

  2. The title is a quote from Sunset Boulevard. Waffling on means talking meaninglessly. Does that help?

  3. Thanks.
    I’m addicted to an online dictionary, I had found “to waffle”.
    I give you the link. The Larousse dictionary is good for French expressions.
    http://www.lexilogos.com/anglais_langue_dictionnaires.htm
    It might be interesting for you too.

  4. I thought it was going to be a post on Sunset Boulevard which I adore but liked the post at kimbofo’s too. I like her Triple Choice Tuesday. Would have a hard time choosing three books. Decisions are my weakness. Awfully bad at it. You managed. I will have to look up No. 3.

    • Caroline: I went back and forth on my choices, and it took some time to land on the ones I finally selected. The noir book was the easiest ‘signpost’ book to write about as it was fairly clear cut. Other signposts books were just stepping stones. I’ve always liked the idea that you can get (almost) anything from books, and the noir book exemplified that, I think.

  5. leroyhunter

    Nice choices at kimbofo’s. I hadn’t seen the Moore book anywhere before, but I read your full review here as well. It reminded me of Hard Rain Falling, but it sounds even more of a punch in the gut. I’ll look it up.

    Funny to see the pendulum swing to Balzac….

    • That’s interesting that you would connect A Matter of Life and Sex with Hard Rain Falling. I didn’t make the connection, but you now mention it, I can see the link. Hard Rain Falling, is believe it or not, the more optimistic of the two.

      A Matter of Life and Sex is, indeed as you say, “even more of a punch in the gut.” Such an incredibly painful, tragic and yet beautiful story. And a tragic loss to British fiction too, I’m afraid. I could think of many, many books that deserved a bigger audience, but this one stuck out as I think some people would be put off by the subject matter. The fact that it’s THE ONLY BOOK this author wrote makes it a special case too in my mind.

  6. You are too funny! But cheeky too, as you got us here on false pretences! However, I’m glad you did as it seems that I got your notification before I got kimbofo’s.

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