Tales of the Old Detective and other Big Fat Lies (Audio Cassette, 1995)|
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* * * * * Are you SURE there's only one guy doing all those voices?, * July 1, 2000
Reviewer: David Yager
Nifty collection of vignettes, featuring 'the old detective' (Nick Danger?)
bantering with a screenwriter, trying to cash in one last time on his
eventful, twisted life. Great story within a story, as the detective balks and
stalls, then proceeds off on another tangent.
The 'detective' appearances are interleaved with other stories, so your
entertainment is varied - there is a 'coming of age' story that should bring
back personal memories of when you first hit the wide world, where there were
all kinds of people, not put there for your approval - and doing just fine,
The best story is never mentioned in other reviews! - "The Precipice of
Angels" - about a lateralist in LA. What's a 'lateralist'? You'll have to
listen to the story, I can't do it justice! It's laugh-out-loud funny, and
heartbreakingly sad, all at the same time - I don't know how he did it. Filled
with home town LA landmarks - I spent several years in LA, I can appreciate
the surrealism of 'careening through all the rain water on Sepulveda' (from
the first "Nick Danger" appearance).
It didn't happen often - like having a collection THIS good!