This little wonder has just the right amount of Theroux and just the right amount of Gorey, and the Gorey of the Gorey also passes through all the Theroux ~ it usually isn't him unless it is first Gorey, so a fine blend of characterization. No surprise in the hands of Alexander Theroux, author as well of the satirical gem Three Wogs.
Plus classic photographs, mainly all located on Cape Cod where both authors bunked in nearby towns. To get from here to there on the Cape, off-season, is a stone's throw.
The publisher knows the subject and treats the design of the book impeccably, starting with the appropriate front cover. Have another look.
The price is under $20, which means its cost is 15 minutes these days with any mechanic, and I believe the book will last forever, unlike the time with the mechanic. And I like most mechanics.
Cormac McCarthy gives the only jacket blurb.
There's a friendship and confidence within, quite at ease. My favorite passage in the book is this one, authored by Theroux, ruminating perhaps about the ways of life and passage:
"I have noticed all my life that those the press, the people, the planet ignores tend to be its most profound inhabitants, and that, sadly, those taken up, pampered, and praised are mainly hustlers, churls, opportunists."
EDWARD GOREY WAS KNOWN TO WATCH A THOUSAND MOVIES IN ANY GIVEN YEAR ~ HE ONCE WROTE FILM REVIEWS FOR
SOHO WEEKLY W/ ONE OF HIS BETTER PSEUDONYM'S
WHEN NOT ROCHELLE HUDSON, ONE OF HIS FAVORITE ACTRESSES WAS TUESDAY WELD. (MINE TOO).
SOME OF THE FILMS GOREY FAVORED ~ THE LADY VANISHES; BARRABAS; THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT; AND OF COURSE, THE BAT WHISPERS.
HE ABHORRED ALL AL PACINO FILMS.