It makes me sound like a corpse. A phantom, he corrected. Why not stick with that?
Because there are plenty of spiders in the Barrel. Besides, you want your enemies to be afraid. Not think they can squash you with the toe of one boot. My enemies? Our enemies. Each character had something that made them twisted, something that made them the misfits that they were. Inej, the wraith. Nina, the Grisha. Matthias the former soldier, now a covict. Jesper, the Gambler.
Wylan, the runaway….
Trickery is just my native tongue. And this, ladies and Gents, is where I lose my shit. Death is almost a certainty-no one makes it out alive. But when 30 million kruge is put on the line…. Geels looked at Kaz as if he was finally seeing him for the first time. Now the monster was here, dead-eyed and unafraid.
Kaz Brekker was gone, and Dirtyhands had come to see the rough work done. These thieves, liars, gamblers, cheats, etc are in deep, one way or another, and a cut like what they are offered is enough to set them free. But at what price is the cost too high? Maybe Matthias was wrong about the White Island. Maybe Inej would fail. Or Nina. Or Kaz. Or me [Jesper]. Six people, but a thousand ways this insane plan could go wrong. I just…I adored Kaz. My heart stuttered. My breath faltered. My eyes widened and became glued to the page.
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I knew, in that moment, that I was not going to have a want in the world. Dirty bastards are so far and few between, but even farther and fewer between is a dirty, conniving bastard that I can fall in love with. He is ruthless, hell bent on vengeance, unbeatable-No one gets over on him-and he is cruel when he needs to be.
But a different reply roared to life inside him, loud, insistent, and unwelcome. You, Inej. Do you know why??? The simplicity.
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The baser emotions. P had only one fault: she was perfect; otherwise, she was perfect. Worried that his wife will arrive at any moment, Dillon scrubs the sheet in the bathtub, on his hands and knees, and then attempts to dry it by baking it in the oven before replacing it on the bed. Babe was horrified and heartbroken. She was seriously ill at the time with terminal lung cancer, and, instead of blaming her husband for the infidelity, she blamed Truman for putting it into print.
Sir John Richardson, the acclaimed Picasso biographer and Vanity Fair contributing editor, saw her often during the last months of her life. Terrified that he will kick her out, Ann takes advantage of a rash of break-ins in the neighborhood and loads a shotgun, which she keeps beside her bed. She fatally shoots David, claiming that she mistook him for an intruder. Her mother-in-law, Hilda Hopkins Elsie Woodward , desperate to avoid a scandal, pays off the police, and an inquest never brings charges against Ann for murder.
On October 10, , just a few days before the November Esquire appeared, Ann Woodward was found dead. Lionel Twain, an eccentric connoisseur of crime. It was supposed to be great fun, but Truman found working on Murder by Death to be grueling. The reviews were not kind. Love, Truman. But what really broke his heart was the reaction from the Paleys.
Screwing up his courage, Truman phoned Bill Paley, who took the call. Then a terrible thing happened: the magazine was thrown away. My wife is very ill. Truman was not invited to the funeral.
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She was asked by Clay Felker, the editor of New York magazine, to interview him. I went to Hollywood to interview him. He called her. He was the most surprised and shocked person you can imagine, and he would call to ask me—torment me—about what people in New York had said about him.
But Truman was their exception, because he was so amusing. In a way, Truman could be very seductive, and he was a good listener. He was sympathetic. He seduced both the men and the women. Ostracizing Truman became the thing to do. After all, he was fun and interesting to talk to, and brilliant. And then, of course, the terrible fear that he could never write another word again. It was all downhill from then on. Jones the P. Katherine Anne Porter makes a disguised appearance, as does Tennessee Williams, both in cruel caricatures.
His impoverished past, Truman later confided, was borrowed from the life story of Perry Smith, the dark-haired, dark-eyed murderer Truman came to know intimately while writing In Cold Blood. In a sense, P.
Schlesinger, who became her first husband. Why was Truman so surprised by the reaction of his swans? I was reading it while Truman was floating in the pool on a raft.
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Truman was a brilliant raconteur. And he loved doing it—he was a show-off. Truman bristled at the idea that he was some sort of mascot or lapdog. In fact, I have a kind of contempt for most of them. Did all those people think I was there just to entertain them? In addition to his alcohol abuse, he was partaking heavily of cocaine.
Pleas'd with the earnest words of the sweating Methodist preach- er, impress'd seriously at the camp-meeting;. Looking in at the shop-windows of Broadway the whole forenoon, flatting the flesh of my nose on the thick plate glass,. Wandering the same afternoon with my face turn'd up to the clouds, or down a lane or along the beach,. My right and left arms round the sides of two friends, and I in the middle;. Coming home with the silent and dark-cheek'd bush-boy, behind me he rides at the drape of the day,. Far from the settlements studying the print of animals' feet, or the moccasin print,.
By the cot in the hospital reaching lemonade to a feverish patient,. Nigh the coffin'd corpse when all is still, examining with a candle;.
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