Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Literary homes

From Robert Parker's Spenser novel, Back Story:

"Her house was coastal cute, with a hemp rug, lobster pot coffee tables, steering-wheel mirrors, ship's captain lamps, and big scallop shell ashtrays."

"The house in front of us was some sort of glass pyramid... The whole first floor of the pyramid was without walls.  ... In the center of the space was an open fire pit ... There was a big fire in the fireplace and a lot of air-conditioning to overcome it.  ...  The vast space was furnished as a living room, with stainless steel and blue leather furniture, ...  It was bigger than O'Hare Airport, but not as warm."

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