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Night of the Jabberwock Characters È 9 ↠ This sharp ironic tightly written thriller takes place during a single night during which our narrator editor of a small city newspaper shows what stuff journalists were made of then by consuming a truly epic amount of alcohol and unweaving an artfully tangled webH our narrator editor of a small city newspaper shows what stuff journalists were made o. Of late I have been reading so many new very highly touted novels and coming away wondering what the hell all the shouting was about So I decided to take something down from my shelves that I loved in the past and reread it I chose Night of the Jabberwock by Fredric Brown one of my all time favorite authors because I remember being blown away by it twenty five or thirty years ago My copy was so old the cover broke off but I read it anyway I have to say that the distance of twenty five or thirty years has changed my perspective obviously the book itself didn't change and what I remembered loving about it now reads a little complex But that doesn't change the fact that it is a fascinating bizarre very well written pulp feast by a grand master of the genre What I finding lacking in a lot of contemporary novels great characters uniue voice and POV and the ability to startle and amuse with every page is all here even if can't exactly be called true to life In fact it is outre in the extreme but you forgive it because it's a great story A wacky story but a great story Night of the Jabberwock is from an earlier era of mystery writing when postwar realism was fine for films but was almost rebelled against in fiction and when authors like Brown really cared about little than delivering a dynamite story And he does

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F then by consuming a truly epic amount of alcohol and unweaving an artfully tangled web. review of Fredric Brown's Night of the Jabberwock by tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE July 10 2018 There's a Facebook group called Phlegm's corner the founder of the group John Arnold likes to post a diversity of images that appeal to him At one point it was bk covers One of the bk covers was for Frederic Brown's The Case of the Dancing Sandwiches I liked this title so much that I looked him up online read that he had a good sense of humor I decided to try to find things by him to read This was the 1st I loved it I've loved the 2 I've read since this as much if not A new favorite author has been found The basic idea is that a small town newspaper editor who's also a Lewis Carroll enthusiast gets embroiled in various murders other crimes He also drinks alot ALOT Alotof alcohol ie He said Glad you got here early Doc It's damn dull this evening It's dull every evening in Carmel City I told him And most of the time I like it But Lord if only something would happen just once on a Thursday evening I'd love it Just once in my long career I'd like to have one hot story to break to a panting public Hell Doc nobody looks for hot news in a country weekly I know I said That's why I'd like to fool them just once I've been running the Clarion twenty three years One hot story Is that much to ask p 6 Of course he's about to get his wish at a level he's veeerrrrrrryyyyyyy unprepared for This bk was 1st published in 1951 2 yrs before I was born It's interesting to see a calculating procedure used that's the same one I was taught Is anyone taught this way any or is it all about using common electronic devices I figured it myself Fifty times twenty three is—one thousand one hundred fifty; twice twenty three makes eleven ninety six Pete eleven hundred and ninety six times have I put that paper to bed on a Thursday night and never once as there a really big hot news story in it p 9 the main character is 'getting old' One of my mottos is Live Fast Die Old but that doesn't mean prolonging one's life simply for the sake of it In other words I'd accept death if I didn't have so many better things to do than die Still 'getting old' is mainly fun if you've got a good memory wch I do but how long will that last Otherwise 'getting old' is NO FUN bc in my case all the women in their middle 30s that I want to fuck my brains out w are having none of it Since when do people in their mid 30s have good sense It's disgusting So yeah for me reading about a character who's 'getting old' is a hoot I looked at myself in the mirror back of Smiley's bar and wondered how old Al Grainger thought I was Hope I can do the same thing when I'm your age indeed Sounded as though he thought I was eighty at least I'll be fifty three my next birthday But I had to admit that I looked that old and that my hair was turning white I watched myself in the mirror and that whiteness scared me just a little No I wasn't old yet but I was getting that way And much as I crab about it I like living I don't want to get old and I don't want to die Especially as I can't look forward as a good many of my fellow townsmen do to an eternity of harp playing and picking bird lice out of my wings Nor for that matter an eternity of shoveling coal although that would probably be the likely of the two in my case p 15 Don't worry about picking the lice people in Hell are allowed tempor

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Night of the JabberwockThis sharp ironic tightly written thriller takes place during a single night during whic. What a strange bookReview of Kindle editionPublication date December 26 2016Publisher Endeavour VentureLanguage EnglishASIN B01N1WIER0What a strange book even for Fredric Brown Not sci fi but one of his crime novels the action from about page 83 to the end is almost a fairly normal crime story with an involved twisted plot to keep the reader on the edge of his seat But the first 83 pages read almost as if they are part of a different book After complaining about owning a small down weekly newspaper for 23 years and never having a real story events dump a plethora of stories in Doc's lap all in one night Then the last part of the book makes everything which went before seem almost ordinary Doc gets his wish for a real story in spadesIf you don't know why Yehudi Smith is such a humorous and hard to believe name I didn't either so I looked it up The most common story ties it to the Pepsodent sponsored Bob Hope radio show on NBC which started in 1938 There was a running gag on the show a catchphrase of supporting player Jerry Colonna who would regularly ask “Who’s Yehudi” This became extremely popular and provoked a song in 1941 These were simpler daysThe earliest example in print of Yehudi in a sense of something that isn’t there is from the Science News Letter of September 1940 “The machine has not received a nickname as yet Since it deals with imaginary numbers it may answer to the name of ‘Yehudi’” In 1942 a film entitled Crazy Cruise featured an invisible battleship the SS Yehudi The following year one of the very earliest US military stealth projects was called Project YehudiI haven’t been able to find any earlier references so the word really may have its origin in Jerry Colonna’s catchphrase If it does then there may well be a connection with Yehudi Menuhin The story claims that Menuhin was engaged to play on one of the early shows but that Jerry Colonna didn’t know who he was and went around asking the cast This is supposed to have led to the running gag of his trying to identify YehudiPart of the popularity of Yehudi as a term for an invisible entity may lie in a linkage in people’s minds with a rhyme by Hughes Mearns that was set to music as The Little Man Who Wasn’t There in 1939 — just when the Colonna catchphrase was becoming known From a post on World Wide WordsOnly four stars because events are so unbelievable and the book is a little disjointed I downloaded this through Kindle Unlimited