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For Derek Raymond fans...

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1bibliotheque
Redigerat: okt 1, 2008, 5:20 pm

... Am I the only one who's noticed that the so-called "nameless detective" of the Factory Series does actually have a name? Or a surname, at any rate. It's mentioned once, in passing, and never again.

What's the protocol on this? I CAN'T be the only one who's spotted it. Is it some sort of super-special secret that Derek Raymond devotees hug close to their chests? Perhaps it would be fun to keep it as a top secret, rather than splashed all over the 'net... so I will only say that the name has three syllables.

Who else has spotted it? (If you have, don't divulge it here! A smallish clue, such as the fifth letter of the name, should suffice.)

If you haven't already spotted it, what better excuse to re-read the Factory series again?

2jju
jun 11, 2012, 9:20 am

Derek Raymond's complete (all five) Factory series has been reprinted in paperback and e-book by Melville House Publishing.

3dcozy
jun 15, 2012, 11:27 pm

Yup. I'm reading through them now. Excellent.

4bostonbibliophile
jul 1, 2012, 8:41 am

ooh, now i really want to read all the books! I just finished He died with his eyes open and am in total book love. Another reason to get the rest of the series!

5dcozy
jul 2, 2012, 7:53 am

The wikipedia article about him is excellent. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_raymond

6guido47
jul 2, 2012, 8:42 am

Well off thread, but I hope in the spirit of the OP.
Inspector Morses "first name" is only revealed, in passing, once? only towards the end of the series.
And although it "ain't" cinema-noir, the series 'rang similar bells' to me.

Why? Who the Hell knows and who the Hell cares 'sweetheart'.

G.

7bostonbibliophile
jul 2, 2012, 9:47 am

5, I read that- what a life that guy had!

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