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  • Darren
    Denizen of Moo Uria
    • Mar 2004
    • 131

    Snoozer Vine

    Ultimately, in terms of structure, they describe one character's journey (Jerry's) through what it's probably fair to call a post-modern multiverse
    My reading of Dancers is, at least in part, I think you've said elsewhere that there's something of H G Wells about it. Would that be his Men Like Gods? There's a a character in that called Mr Barnstaple and in your book Amelia Underwood comes from Bromley coincidentally where old Herbert George sprang.

    It was funny especially when Captain Mubbers, kroofrudi :lol: went to the Ritz. But as the title of this post says about Snoozer Vine, who somehow reminded me of my Stepdad and I loathed that character. But it's years since i read that when Hawkwind did the Supertent at Finsbury Park and perhaps I was projecting my own feelings onto the oily cove aforesaid.

    There was at one time rumours of a JC CDRom in the nineties which I have already asked about when this site was less of the bulletin board that it is now, but the sites still great I just liked the look. They were really good designs for the different pages.

    \'You know my destiny?\' said Elric eagerly. \'Tell me what it is, Niun Who Knew All.\'
    Niun opened his mouth as if to speak but then firmly shut it again. \'No,\' he said. \'I have forgotten.\'
  • Michael Moorcock
    Site Host
    • Dec 2003
    • 14278

    The Time Traveller was what I was mostly referencing. Not entirely sure I've read Men Like Gods. And yes Bromley was picked as Wells's town.
    A snoozer, as I recall, is a man who robs the sleeping, but he might be a pickpocket or something else, I've forgotten. I didn't like him either.

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    • Jagged
      A confused voice within
      • Mar 2004
      • 760

      I sorta liked Snoozer. You know, he was all creepy, he was totally selfish, and he exploited others for his own ends, careless of their feelings and what predicaments he put them into. But to act like that, somebody has to have some hurt in his luggage... oh, well, maybe that's just me reading too much into it.
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      • Whiskers
        flying cat
        • Nov 2003
        • 1950

        Snoozer: Victorian slang for a thief that specializes in robbing hotel rooms with sleeping guests.
        The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords


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          Read Fabulous Harbours this week;

          In "The Affair of the Seven Virgins", Sexton Begg's cab driving sidekick is called Tozer Vine. Tozer? "Dozer" perhaps? Probably just a sly in-joke.