Shades of “Flatland”
More information please. What’s the connection?
The version I learned: Great big globs of greasy grimy gopher guts / mutilated monkey bits / little birdies’ dirty feet/ french fried eyeballs floating in a pool of blood / and I forgot my spoon…
I think it’s a nod to Charles Schulz, with Peppermint Patty being called “sir” by Marcie.
“suede” shoes… although I’m sure Stephan could’ve come up with something about blue Swedes if he’d wanted.
I’m not sure that’s that critter’s tail at all. Something strange happening to Wally?
Foreboding, yes, that’s the word I was after :-)
Actually, I think the joke revolves around most readers having seen “The Shining.” If you haven’t seen “The Shining,” the joke also works, but if you have seen it, it adds a whole new layer of … something.
If they don’t have it, see if they can order it! :-)
@Kaladin Stormblessed Interesting. I don’t know Sanderson’s work, although I probably should. I first came across his name in relation to a book I translated a couple of years ago has been (unfavorably compared, actually: quote: “If you like Brandon Sanderson, DON’T read this book”). The book is called “The Elven” by Bernhard Hennen, and there are presently two more in the series also available (“Elven Winter” and “Elven Queen” – those two, taken together, actually form one book). For some reason, with over a thousand reviews and a 4.4 rating on Amazon, the first three reviews on the site are all one-star ratings, which sucks, because it has 84% 4-star and 5-star ratings. Anyway, if you like high fantasy, even if you like Brandon Sanderson, give “The Elven” a read. It really is a terrific story.