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7 02 2019

Your Blogmeister’s Hotel Room

Somewhere in Poland.

I’ve been working on The Witch Elm for more than a month.  So slowly, because I’ll often have to put more important reading and material ahead of it.

But tonight, I got to knock back two whole chapters.

Think of a famous actor who is in the news this week over something he did in Dublin a long time ago.  Like all of Tana French’s novels, TWE is set in Dublin.

Page 253:

I could hardly track down the burglars and force them to spill the story, my badass Liam Neeson fantasies notwithstanding.

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12 02 2019
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It gets better. I’m back in Berlin for a few days after having made my way around Poland, and tonight I knocked back the explosive ninth chapter. In it, Leon alludes to Berlin a few times, about being tired of it, about wanting to go back there, about what it was like for him when he lived there.

28 02 2019
We Make Our Own Luck (Which Evens Out in the End) | Countenance Blog

[…] (7) In the few days of having to lay over in Berlin before heading to Munich, I knocked back the explosive ninth chapter, which has the most mentions of Berlin, in terms of Leon living there, wanting to go back there, getting tired of it. That is an allusion to the real world fetish that the Irish and the Germans have for each other, and my cynical theory involves their having a common nemesis for the last more than a century.  Curiously, several few days before, I noticed the uncanny and timely namedrop of Liam Neeson. […]

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