Inside Back Cover
Any theories out there about this:
This couldn't be a misprint. The doormen are Bud and Gene. So why do you think Gus was named?
It's typical." said Dodge. "Thieves ....................................
...................... Then they dangled clues in front of my face, all of them pointing to the only innocent people in this building: Bud and Gus
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
There are three kinds of people : Those who can count and those that can't.
I also noticed this on another floor. I think he called Ida - Linda. Whats up with that?
Originally Posted by j15bell
We picked up on this as well. It appears that the Gene/Gus mutation was a total misprint. Also, Gus sometimes refers to Rose as Ms. Sweet but this appears to be a simple affectionate gesture in his notes. See more details below.
Originally Posted by stvwz
Look, March 21 was a rough day for me. A heinous crime, a severe lack of snacking opportunities, and then my once-dear friend Roy Dodge… the last thing I remember is the tail of his overcoat slipping through the lobby door, seen through the blurry veil of my tears.
From that day on, I've only one overriding obsession: getting my notes and sketches to the larger sleuthing community, in the hopes that one of your proud deducers out there could do what I could not: locate and recover the emerald numbers before Dodge claims them for his own. Time was (and is) of the essence, and in my haste I may have allowed a couple boo-boos (to use the technical terminology) to slip into the text. Trivial details all -- but if we have learned anything from this oinker of a case so far, it is that a detail is only trivial until the point wherein it becomes untrivial. So, in the interests of eliminating any confusion or red herrings:
-In the lobby, Dodge in fact said the only two innocent people in the building were Bud and Gene — not Bud and Gus, as my garbled notes indicated. Which is not to say that I too am not innocent! Though I would not put it past Dodge to attempt to strew deceit and accusation in any direction he could.
-On the third floor, I sometimes refer to the artist Rosa Tse-Levy as "Ms. Sweet." I thought this might be a cute pet name for her. Ms. Tse-Levy has not returned my phone calls as of yet.
-Similarly, Ida Mayfield is once described as "Linda". This too is not precisely accurate, though it is not a mistake per se; Mayfield referred to herself alternately as Ida, Linda, Ellen, Woody, and, once, "La Gordita".
If anyone happens to read this forum anymore and has a chance to type the text from the inside-back cover, either post it here, or send me a PM, I'd be very appreciative. The back cover to my book turned up missing last year when I went looking for soil samples in Maryland...
Thank you for the copy of the text in my Inbox!
Here is a subtle point- Bert d'grnp's hat makes his head look like an apple. I have come across the name Raskin, but from a film character, not directly associated with Steve Job's old buddy. Hmm, this is becoming alarmingly interesting.
No, I don't believe it, my wife tells me Ellen Raskin wrote the Westing Game...i'm gonna need to stop by the liquor store...this doozy is too coincidental.
Retraction. Was rechecking my facts and Caught an error where in one case I have Raskin and in another it is Ruskin, therefore things aren't as super coinciding as I thought.
I'm still finding some thrill in the Bill Haley song Rock Around the Clock from Blackboard Jungle, Happy Days, and George Lucas' American Grafitti.