When you live in a culture you are building a house from the inside. The outsider sees a different view.
The American publisher’s note at the front of TARGET 91:
THIS WRITER’S LIFE: So I was writing my novel. TARGET 91, when 2 of my characters were up for it!
What the hell!!!!
A friend bought her granddaughter a NETFLIX AND CHILL cushion for her Birthday. The hilarious response to the gift was how my friend found out that NETFLIX AND CHILL had an entirely different meaning for millennials.
So watch those EUPHEMISMS. They can be soooooo embarrassing and hilarious. If you are not familiar with this euphemism consult Dr. Google.
Kerry Cue is a humorist, journalist, mathematician, and author. Her latest book is a crime novel, Target 91, Penmore Press, Tucson, AZ (2019).
In TARGET 91, my satirical novel on American gun culture, I sourced pro-gun talk from gun owners chat rooms and gun club websites. Here is Gig DeKant, CEO of the (fictional) NGSA (National Gun and Shooters Association):
‘Those pea-brained, yellow-bellied, doped-out, tree-hugging, faggot Leftards have sympathizers working in each and every government agency and, mark my words, they are coming to take your guns.’
There are many twists and turns in the plot of TARGET 91. But with guns, sex and an outrageous (but fictional) National Gun and Shooters Association (NGSA) CEO ranting SHOOT THE LOONY LEFTIES, what’s not to like especially when the ‘LOONY LEFTIES’ start shooting back?
Love crime novels. Love the middle-aged, morose, driven crime novel detective. Here are just a few of my favourites in this category: Morse, Lewis, Bosch, Wallander, Rebus, Perez, DCI Banks, Frost, Foyle, Cannon, Montalbano, Harry Hole, Jesse Stone, George Gently, Longmire.
Readers keep sending more names. Add Vera (fits the bill despite being female) and Jack Irish.