Exploring The House Without A Key (TSS)

The Sunday Salon.com I’m keeping it simple for today’s Sunday Salon in keeping with the cold/allergies I have happening today.

Cover of "House Without a Key, The - # 1&...

Cover of House Without a Key, The - # 1

I plan on reading the first Charlie Chan mystery, The House Without A Key, which I purchased last month after a friend sent me a box of books or what my wife called “nerd porn,” including four of the six Charlie Chan mysteries written by Earl Derr Biggers. I’m already looking forward to reading them after reading Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang last month, and my friend telling me how much he enjoyed them.

Also today I’m restarting and revising a blog on Posterous for scraps that are too small for an entire blog post here from me and Unfinished Rambler. It’s called, shockingly enough, Unfinished and can be found at http://unfinishedperson.posterous.com/. Today’s post deals with a movie I watched last night. Which one? Well, you’ll have to go see for yourself.

For another semi-literary post from earlier this week, actually yesterday, see Patron of the Week: Mrs. I’ve-Got-A-Live-Parrot-On-My-Shoulder.

15 responses to “Exploring The House Without A Key (TSS)

  1. Well, nerd porn’s probably better for you than cool-guy porn, or whatever the opposite of nerd porn is. I’ve never read a single Chan book, or see a single Chan movie. I’m very jealous that you watched Mongol. I downloaded it, but it was in Russian, and I couldn’t watch it. I love films like Mongol.

    • You need Netflix Instant Play. It’s how I watched it, complete with subtitles. Regardless of how you watch it, it’s one worth seeing — not just for the battle scenes, but also the unexpected love story.

      I’m afraid…well, not really afraid, but in a manner of speaking…I will never know what “cool-guy porn” is. Of course, I probably don’t want to know. It probably involves bestiality, I’m thinking. I don’t know why, but it seems like it’s what the “cool-guys” would be into.

  2. Hope you feel better soon!

  3. I love mysteries, especially older ones, but I’ve never read any Charlie Chan! I think I assumed they were more hardboiled, a la Maltese Falcon, which isn’t really my thing. So I’ll look forward to your post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I have a “plug in” download problem. Unfortunately, I have to wait till my husband comes home to fix it.

  5. Sorry you are feeling punk. I love Charlie Chan books and movies. I haven’t thought of the great detective in a long time but he was wonderful. I tried going to the place for your movie review but something won’t let me do it (and it’s not something in my head but something on my computer). I hope you are better soon. You have a nice house and I like it here.

    • Thanks, Linda, for stopping by again. I’ll try to get over to your “house” more often too.

      Here’s the movie link: not a review, just a trailer of the movie I watched last night.

  6. Hope you are feeling stronger soon.

  7. Finishing things is overrated, huh?

    Not sure if I should be ashamed to admit I haven’t heard of Charlie Chan or not. It seems familiar, but when I look it up, no recollection. And what else would fit in the category of “nerd porn?”

    • Yep, finishing things is definitely overrated.

      That’s okay. You’re young. There used to be Charlie Chan movies back in the 30s and 40s. I’ve seen reruns as a kid.

      As for “nerd porn,” it’s any box of books, I think. You’d have to ask my wife who coined the phrase.