Re: [Fantasy_Books] Thorne Smith
> I loved Thorne Smith! My first book by him was Turnabout.I've got a few of his books, including "Turnabout" (also "The Stray
Lamb" and "The Glorious Pool"). But it's been a long time since I've
read them, so I don't remember much. But I've got a weakness for
humorous books. In fact, I prefer some humor in all of my reads.
> I also remember watching Topper on TV when I was a little girl.I remember that. How about the movie with Cary Grant? Not when it first
came out (which was in 1937), but I'm sure I've seen it at some point. I
remember Cary Grant as a ghost, anyway.
Sir, there is a distinct difference between having an open mind and
having a hole in your head from which your brain leaks out. - James Randi
- The only Thorne Smith I've read is Night Life of the Gods. I loved
it. Very funny. It's about what happens when the Greek/Roman Gods
come to life in New York city.
--- In Fantasy_Books@yahoogroups.com, "William C. Garthright"
> I've read a couple of fantasy books the last few days, though not
> exactly the usual type. Both were written by Thorne Smith. The
> "Topper" (1926), in which a staid banker meets a couple ofalcoholic,
> fun-loving ghosts. Very humorous and lots of fun to read. Irecommend
> it. The second was "The Passionate Witch" (1941), in which asimilar man
> - a wealthy, vegetarian teetotaler - rescues a naked woman from afire
> and ends up married to an evil witch. It's surprisingly risqué for1941,
> and quite funny, though it does drag a bit in the last half of thebook.
> Note that this was published long after Smith's death in 1934, andit
> was "completed" by Norman Matson (Wikipedia says it's mostly hiswork,
> in fact). I can't help but think Thorne Smith would have done itbetter,
> but it still wasn't at all bad.that
> There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these
> new discoveries are made. - Richard Feynman
> The only Thorne Smith I've read is Night Life of the Gods. I loved it. Very funny. It's about what happens when the Greek/Roman Gods come to life in New York city.FYI, a number of Thorne Smith's books, including that one, are available
on-line, but not for Americans (our copyright extends for a longer
period than in some other countries).
If you don't live in the U.S., you might check out:
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and
to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and
his children smart. - H. L. Mencken