James Crumley


What is the book where Milo or Shugrue says something like:
The older I get the more I appreciate my old friends... a blessing beyond all measure.
something like that. please help!

>>By julie   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)

Ernest Hemingway, Sam Peckinpah, James Crumley... Father, Son and Holy Ghostwith the best soundtrack: zevon, lambchop, fielding,ridgway god bless you, crumley

>>By PikeBishop   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)

Crumley Fockin rocks!

>>By David Wasted   (Wednesday, 26 Feb 2003 18:36)

Crumley is one of the best authors around. It is a real shame his self destructive tendancies may take him from us shortly.

>>By Matt Soden   (Sunday, 16 Mar 2003 05:29)

good page

>>By the one   (Friday, 30 May 2003 00:38)

I used to house-sit for Crumley and his then-wife, Bronwyn Pugh. Bronwyn had a mighty fine tennis racket collection. I think she used to be a tennis coach at a summer camp or something.

Crumley had Warren Zevon's home phone number on his Rol-O-Dex; if I knew then what I know now, of course . . . . He also had a hunting dog named Beaner--a Brittany spaniel, I think. I used to load Beaner into the back of Crumley's rust-red Volvo and take him for a romp at the river.

Anyway--enough nostalgic minutiae.

The first time that I house-sat for him, Crumley was showing me around the place, and he pointed to his typewriter--an IBM Selectric--and told me that I could use it whenever I wanted. I was using it one night and ran out of paper, so I went looking for more inside the desk, which is where I came across a story he had written--unpublished, and without a doubt the best thing he'd written. It was a beautiful, powerful, touching story. It hadn't ever been published because there's never really been a market--not even a marginally lucrative market--for that kind of short story. It was a brief, but brilliant, story, that no publisher wanted, because it didn't fit into the demographics of their customer base, or whatever. Pity.

I'm happy that he's still alive, and I hope he gets that story published before it's too late.

>>By Uisgea   (Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 07:29)

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