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Double Indemnity - James M. Cain

‘He’s not happy. He’ll be better off – dead.’

‘Yeah?’

‘That’s not true, is it?’

‘Not from where he sits, I don’t think.’

Alright, they have known each other for about 5 minutes, are plotting a murder, and a life together.

 

It's so outrageously inconceivable that it is rather hilarious. Not sure if Cain meant it to be so goofy, but I am thoroughly enjoying it so far. 

 

Also, they have been drinking. Tea. They have been drinking tea. So, for all of you who are still sobering up from The Thin Man, this may be a worthy alternative.

 

I can't promise, tho, that the characters or plot won't get stupid. So, far they just crack me up. ;D

‘I’m not crazy, and I’m not joking, and you’ve heard of such a thing in your life, because it’s all you’ve thought of since you met me, and it’s what you came down here for tonight.’

‘I’ll not stay here and listen to such things.’

‘OK.’

‘I’m going.’

‘OK.’

‘I’m going this minute.’

‘OK.’