Saturday, September 25, 2010

Annals of foreshadowing

Number 13 Balaklava Road was going to be our little nest, the place into which we settled down to live happily ever after, the way they do in the fairy stories that [Gloria] was reading not so very long ago.
-- Len Deighton, Spy Hook, at 15.

... "Number 13" or "Balaklava" would either one have done just fine.

(Somehow, Charles Stross's Atrocity Archive has me reading Deighton, whom I'd never picked up before.)

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