onsdag den 18. august 2010

DJ´s Bait in the Box # 70

From Wales to Sydney to .... can you guess who and where? To help you, I can tell you the book is the first in the series.

“He was often described as a short-arsed man. He had a peculiar build, like a lightweight wrestler with a stoop. When he walked, it was as if his bottom half was doing its best to keep up with his top half. His hair, clipped short, was a dazzling white. ...

He´d never had much success with whiskers, unless you counted eyebrows as whiskers. His had become so overgrown, it took strangers a while to make out his peculiar eyes. Even those who´d travelled ten times around the world had never seen such eyes. They were the bright green of well-lighted snooker-table felt, and they never failed to amuse him when they stared back from his mirror.”

The Rules

If you recognize the quotation, or if you think you are able to guess who wrote it, please post a comment. Just leave a hint, do not spoil the fun by giving too much away. The book will be reviewed on Friday.

11 kommentarer:

Vanda Symon sagde ...

I have no idea where the quote comes from, but I love it!

Maxine sagde ...

I am totally stuck, too!

Dorte H sagde ...

Vanda: usually I select a quotation that hints at the plot, but this time the main character was what set the book apart - for me, at least.

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - If I'm right, it's probably better if I send you my guess at lunch. ; )

Dorte H sagde ...

Maxine: I might have forgotten it too if I had read it three years ago ;)

Margot: a sandwich by the river, or? ;)

Kelly sagde ...

Hmmm... I'm still trying to make out the writing on that beer bottle to figure out where we're headed.

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: oh, you´d make a good detective. I suggest you try to google it ;D

Jose Ignacio Escribano sagde ...

Dorte, I have not read any books in this series yet, but they are on my wish list. Along with Cuba and North Korea .....

Dorte H sagde ...

Jose: how fine of you to guess which series it is if you haven´t read any of them yet.

Jose Ignacio Escribano sagde ...

Your bottle of beer was very helpful Dorte.

Dorte H sagde ...

Jose: thank you. I do my best to find suitable ´boxes´ - that is part of MY fun.