> keeping it in your head half-finished
> could lead to rupture instead of rapture.
I think, when I'm done, I'll have to go back and read it all through uninterrupted. Loving it so far though...
>Btw, your reply enshrined my Reginald
> Hill typo: the book is "Dialogue*s* of the
I've fixed it. :)
>Dalziel and Pascoe, its top cops,
> are like Morse and Lewis with the ranks
> reversed; their dynamics make sparks fly.
I've watched many of the episodes of the televised version & enjoyed them, so I signed up for Twynnie's Bookspiral (except for the first one which I'd already read). I'm looking forward to reading them all.
Two zingers I had to chuckle at:
"Miss Disney seemed ready to pursue him through the door, with or without opening it, but Dalziel stepped forward smartly.
'Please sit down, Miss Disney. You have had a trying day. These things hit some of us more than others, I know. It's a question of sensitivity.'
Oh Christ, scribbled Pascoe in his neat shorthand, Extreme Unction. Oily Dalziel oozing over stormy Miss Disney.
Neatly he scratched it out and waited."
"He kept his tone casual but Dalziel, as always, was on to him in a flash.
'Yes. *She*. It was a *mixed* university.'
'She,' said Dalziel again, nodding as if some dreadful fear about his sergeant had been confirmed. 'A close friend?'
'Close enough. What's next on the agenda, sir?'
'Hardly. It's several years now, and...'
'Didn't you know, sir? I became a policeman.'
Dalziel let the sarcasm pass unreproved, though not unrecorded. But at least he left the subject."
> ETA: PMing you re "An Advancement of