Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Three Pernods


We like to take note of such things: the last three books I have read - ANSWERED PRAYERS, THE DUD AVOCADO, and PLAY IT AS IT LAYS (I'm almost finished) contained scenes of Pernod consumption. Pernod is crucial to the first chapter of AVOCADO. Starting in chapter 47 of PLAY IT AS IT LAYS, a Pernod-sipping hypnotist occasionally appears. These are the things of which we take note! These are the things for which "blogging" was invented. These are the things we do instead of "writing." P.S. In the title novella of my first book, the narrator gets into some trouble after drinking a few large water glasses of Pernod. Gosh, it really makes you think!