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by Hoyo de Monterrey
Sat 29 Dec, 2007 22:53:06
Forum: The Golden Spaniard
Topic: The Golden Spaniard - Review by Stevie P
Replies: 23
Views: 32671

The preface to the short story reveals DW considered it one of his best books, so we are in good company. Curiously, at least to me, he considered The Second Seal his best book (Drink & Ink, p252). Steve - I'll look forward to reading a review of TSS in due course !!! :D The Second Seal is cert...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Sat 29 Dec, 2007 22:27:03
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Holiday greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 6095

A very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to all members of this splendid website. Many thanks to Charles, who has so ably taken up the torch which Bob Rothwell lit so brightly.

One year on, my thoughts and prayers are with Sue.

Requiescat in pace, Bob.
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Sat 8 Dec, 2007 01:10:32
Forum: The Golden Spaniard
Topic: The Golden Spaniard - Review by Stevie P
Replies: 23
Views: 32671

Steve - Personally, I'm quite keen on some of Dornford Yates's writing - "Blind Corner", for example, is an absolute classic - but I rather lose the will to live when ploughing though some of the "Berry" books. Probably fine in their day, but nowadays horrendously dated in a way ...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Mon 5 Nov, 2007 23:13:00
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Venice For Pleasure - J. G. Links
Replies: 4
Views: 3269

Afraid not! :(
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Tue 23 Oct, 2007 22:44:31
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Venice For Pleasure - J. G. Links
Replies: 4
Views: 3269

Curses! Just got back from Venice three days ago!

Still, next time....
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Wed 10 Oct, 2007 22:21:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Aleister Crowley
Replies: 19
Views: 12041

Re: Aleister Crowley

I did borrow a book written by Crowley to see what it was all about. I was ery disappointed as once you get beneath all the jargon & terms youÂ’re really just left with alchemy. Using the will to turn something into something else. Which is absurd. Crowley was just a con-man so it was good to r...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Wed 10 Oct, 2007 22:12:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Church of Satan
Replies: 3
Views: 3075

They are obviously completely bonkers, if you ask me.

I'm very taken with your idea of a Satanic plumber/electrician, though! :-D I've been quite lucky with the tradesmen I have employed, but one does hear some horror stories.....
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Thu 4 Oct, 2007 22:59:24
Forum: Uncharted Seas
Topic: Uncharted Seas
Replies: 7
Views: 22008

Stevie P wrote:Hoyo,

Thanks very much for the translations. I'm reading The Golden Spaniard at the moment. How's your spanish?? :)


"Dos cervezas por favor - mi amigo paiga"*

That's about it!


* "Two beers, please - my friend will pay"
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Tue 2 Oct, 2007 00:06:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW:a Legend
Replies: 8
Views: 5049

It all depends on whether or not he went to bed during the period in question, and as he was writing 20,000 words I suspect he didn't. In that case, 5 magnums over 48 hours = 1 bottle every 4.8 hours, which is perfectly feasible; at that rate he would be on a permanent alcoholic "high" wit...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Mon 1 Oct, 2007 23:34:32
Forum: Uncharted Seas
Topic: Uncharted Seas
Replies: 7
Views: 22008

Re: Uncharted Seas

Page 233 TheyÂ’ll be keen to see this Hick Dorp. (Any help would be appreciated on what this is!!!!!) Hick= American term for a yokel or simple countryman; dorp= Dutch/Afrikaans word for village. "Hick dorp" = one-horse town, insignificant village etc. Page 281 A reference to Mealies. ???...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Mon 1 Oct, 2007 23:19:29
Forum: The Devil Rides Out
Topic: What our American Cousins thought of the Devils Bride
Replies: 7
Views: 8305

Re: What our American Cousins thought of the Devils Bride

Nick wrote:Chris Lees DRO film was marketed under The Devils Bride in the US in 1968. (In case they thought it was a western under the DRO title)


What a wonderful thought - a DW Black Magic Western!! :rofl (My slightly bizarre sense of humour is working overtime).
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Mon 1 Oct, 2007 23:00:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's darkest work
Replies: 12
Views: 6767

Re: Wheatley's darkest work

When I first read it, at a very young age, I assumed that it was the first written in the "Musketeers" series, and that as he later gained more affection for his characters he changed his style. Later I learned that though chronologically predating it, it was actually written AFTER "...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Mon 1 Oct, 2007 22:52:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's darkest work
Replies: 12
Views: 6767

Toohey wrote:I often wondered if the Duc himself was gay. Given the way his characters treat their women sometimes you think, were/are they just repressed homosexauls :-D


You're just trying to wind us up, aren't you?
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Mon 1 Oct, 2007 22:46:39
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Arrow re-prints
Replies: 9
Views: 5142

We're in agreement on this one, Toohey! Mind you, you are obviously thinking of the 60s/70s Arrows - some of the earlier (50s) ones were even worse (no nudes, though!).
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Fri 27 Jul, 2007 23:58:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What about the forum?
Replies: 32
Views: 15279

I think the idea for a DW convention is an excellent one, and I would certainly make every effort to be there - count me in. Hope Toohey can make it, too - we'll end the evening either sharing a magnum or having a duel on the lawn!

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