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Monday, November 30, 2009

Instant Fandom

还没听上二十分钟呢,我就已经爱上了 Montalbano 系列小说。笑死了,连篇的讽刺与笑话,冷嘲热讽,粗话也毫不吝啬。把修了几座半高楼的 downtown Vigata 叫做 a parody of Manhattan;讽刺官商勾结的社会结构。好吧,等我出差回来就去图书馆或旧书店淘一淘。

下班坐地铁听,几乎要当众咕咕笑起来。大把粗口,而且应用恰到好处,这绝不是 Alexander McCall Smith 式的幽默,而是 grumpy middle-aged man 。第一部 The Shape of Water 上来就讲当地政经,道貌岸然的地方头脸,背后千丝万缕的利益牵扯,贪污腐败,好熟悉。不仅让人想起中国,而且还联想起纽约,Law and Order 第一集就叫 Everybody's Favorite Bagman。

除了社会问题之外,跟法医拌嘴,跟美女调情(不,更确切地说是 fending off women's advances),煮咖啡、做饭吃饭、下馆子,电视剧里那些,原来都是照着小说拍的。

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