Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pomp and happenstance

It's the monthly book club and a quiet, plain-looking lady is asked by the snooty president to give the group a summary ("succinct please") of the novel Daisy Days in which rugged Jack Coney turns on his bookish twin brother, accusing him of being a "home-body mummy's-boy".

The lady stands up, looks nervously around, and says:

In "Daisy Days" he dazes his brother who other than mother is the only homely Coney.

The room falls silent as the woman resumes her seat.

A man slowly begins to clap.

"Bravo" he says, before getting up and leaving.