By L. C. Tyler
Inventor of the Sorensen-Birtwistle Revised Scale of Girl-Rage, Chris has a stunning female friend (Virginia), likeable power parents-in-law (Hugh and Daphne) and a vintage activities vehicle with a leather-covered apparatus stick.
Impending matrimony and the car's leaking roof appear to be the one clouds at the horizon. yet his it seems that cozy international is became the wrong way up while Hugh dies abruptly and Daphne (after one Irish Cream too many) finds a few surprising info. in the meantime ...In an hotel, within the Danube Valley, within the 17th century, a undeniable cantankerous thinker turns out to have a few phrases of steerage for our modern day hero. We subscribe to Virginia and Chris (and Rene) as they search to discover the reality approximately Hugh, themselves and the which means of existence.
"A Very chronic Illusion" is a hilarious, highly creative and thought-provoking novel approximately love, insanity and fact. 'Compelling and smart, i actually couldn't placed it down. A deceptively mild learn. I laughed out loud' - Alison Joseph, writer of the "Sister Agnes Mysteries".
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Fifteen tons of it ... It's horrible ... it's possible ... It's so obscene, it just might happen ... Huge Polynesian monsters marching down to his office every payday ... Hand it over, Brudda ... ripping it out of his very fingers ... eternally ... He wrings his hands ... the little muscles around his mouth are going haywire. He tries to recapture his grin, but those little amok muscles pull his lips up into an O, like they were drawstrings. "I'd gladly give up my salary," says the Flak Catcher.
Those bad cats are in front of me, they all around me, they behind me. ' That shakes 'em up. “And then when one of the brothers is up talking, another brother comes up and whispers something in his ear, like this," and Chaser cups his hand around his mouth like he's whispering something. "And the brother stops talking, like he's listening, and the man thinks, 'What's he saying? ' The brother, he's not saying anything. He's just moving his lips. It's a tactic ... you know ... And at the end I'll slap my hand down on the desk--whop--and everybody gets up, like one man, and walks out of there.
He tries out a new smile. " But all he gets is the glares, and his mouth shimmies back into the terrible sickening grin, and then you can see that there are a whole lot of little muscles all around the human mouth, and his are beginning to squirm and tremble ... He's fighting for control of himself ... It's a lost cause ... " Ba-ram-ba-ram-ba-ram-ba-ram--they keep beating on the floor. " "Wellllll"--the grin, the last bid for clemency ... and now the poor man's eyes are freezing into little round iceballs, and his mouth is getting dry— Ba-ram-ba-ram-ba-ram-ba-ram "How come you make so much?