Monday Musings – The Green Hat

‘I had a particular soft spot for – and I believe I may have been the last human being to read – The green hat by Michael Arlen with its wonderfully peerless names: Lady Pynte, Venice Pollen, Hugh Cypress, Colonel Victor Duck and the unsurpassable Trehawke Tush’

From: ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ by Bill Bryson

I read ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ during my summer holidays and it was a delight. Very funny and it presented such a vivid image of growing up in the 1950s in the US. This particular passage makes me want to seek out ‘The Green Hat’, especially in this beautiful Capuchin edition.

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2 Responses to Monday Musings – The Green Hat

  1. Alan Fisk says:

    The Green Hat is well worth reading. It is not to current taste, and is spectacularly politically incorrect, but it’s the novels very excesses that make it work for some of us. If you’re looking for minimalism and restraint, this isn’t it, but it’s certainly different.

  2. 88novels says:

    Thanks for your comment, Alan! Your opinion makes me even more keen to find out for myself.

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