Saturday, March 22, 2014

Black Gloves, White Vermouth

I know what Hogan is talking about! For the first time in my life I know what Hogan is talking about. I got to the part of BACHELOR IN PARADISE that mentions cornflowers and vermouth. Well, a lot of it mentions vermouth. But would you want to read a novel that doesn't mention vermouth? Anyway, a girl is listening to a dance band and declares the music to be "Cornflowers," by which she means corny. She's the same girl of whom Caspary writes, "She kept on the black gloves while sipping white vermouth." If your novel doesn't have that sentence in it, I don't want to hear about it!