Wow, was that ever lazy.
Even after you accept that Separation II is Separation Prime with a new Alberta assassination subplot it's still amazing how little work Rohmer put in. I suppose it was harder to do, before word processing, but still. The characters in the old Quebec chapters could at least reference the fact that something was brewing out west, couldn't they?
And if Quebec was separating, wouldn't that solve Alberta's problems anyway? They'd have more say in the new nine-province government, right?
Those hot heads.
I felt bad for the assassin having to sit through a James Bond movie in 1983. JFK got to screen a print of Sean Connery in From Russia With Love the week he died. Kenny Carr has to watch Roger Moore in Octopussy, and even if he did get to "mentally undress every one of the voluptuous girls in their scanty costumes," that movie drags.
Maybe he was watching Never Say Never Again.
What does it mean when Rohmer says Carr was "making yards" with Helen, the gorgeous blonde barfly? What are the rules for this kind of football analogy in Calgary? Does he have to make 110 or just 100? How many downs?
Did you guys feel like Rohmer enjoyed writing the new Mickey Spillane stuff, or that it didn't really suit him? I couldn't decide.
Should we feel treated or spared, that he didn't bother to write 200 pages on various people in Alberta provincial government telling each other things they know?
What's next? Could it be.... BALLS!?
The New Richard Rohmer is Rough, Tough, Terrific!
(Dirty Words That Weren't in Separation but are in Separation II)
who the hell
what the hell
how the hell