Sunday, January 22, 2012
THE LOO SANCTION - Trevanian
If you want four hours of absolute escapism this is for you. Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, art historian, mountaineer and assassin returns. This time he is in London and is coerced into locating films of establishment figures taken in compromising positions with professional women. This will involve lots of killing and other fictional assassin type stuff.
It total fantasy and not a cultural experience ,its a very violent James Bondish read but the writing is of a higher calibre.
It does slip into total parody in parts and the language dates it but its the perfect airport book.
I'd be very surprised if you can find it even in a secondhand store in New Zealand but again there's plenty on the Internet. I got mine from Trinity City Books, Garland, Texas for $1 plus postage. (Published 1973)