Mere Anarchy is Woody Allen's first book of short stories for 25 years, maybe for a good reason. Very funny sentences, characters mere cyphers. For a non-New Yorker, even a fan of his movies, it's hard to get involved.
But what great names he gives his characters. Worthy of the automatic spam names generated by the mighty spam name generators.
- Flanders Mealworm
- E. Coli Biggs
- Pontius Perry
- Hammacher Schlemmer
- Murray Zangwill
- Fabian Wunch
and so forth.
Jul 20, 2007 • Posted by Gurukarm
Funny names indeed. I don’t know anything about any of the others, but Hammacher Schlemmer is actually the name of an upscale mail-order catalog “offering the best, the only, and the unexpected for 159 years” as their website says. It does sound spam-my in the context though, doesn’t it! Makes me wonder what that character is like – I guess I’ll have to pick up the book and see!
Jul 20, 2007 • Posted by rachel
Here’s the story itself on The Telegraph. Featuring the internet in a minor role. I guess this kind of link will expire before long, but as I write…
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