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    Harry Hole

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Spencer1990, May 18, 2017.

    Can we all just take a minute to appreciate that a writer has named a serious detective character Harry Hole?

    I understand It's a little juvenile of me to find this so remarkably funny, but...come on! It'd be one thing if this was a Chuck Tingle copy cat, but this guy is dead serious.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYUULAP/?tag=writingfor07a-20
     
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    Have you been thinking about this all day, Spence? Lol...
     
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    Don't judge me, Homer. I can't get over it.
     
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    Homer Potvin Digging out my Balzac Contributor

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    I would never judge you, you fucking weirdo bruh. In fact, I've been brainstorming Harry Hole fan fiction ideas all through dinner. So far I have:

    Harry Hole and the Hidden Salami
    Harry Hole and the Dolphin Floggers
    Harry Hole vs. Backdoor Charlie
    Harry Hole and Three Fingered Butler
    Harry Hole and the Flooded Gorge
    Harry Hole saves Christmas (with his Butt) -
    ode to our lord and savior Chuck Tingle

    More to come... and for whatever reason I cannot get these fucking italics off. Whether the button is depressed or not everything is italicized.
     
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    See, now you're on to something.

    Harry Hole plays Tummy Sticks
    Harry Hole Finds the Salami (sequel)
    Harry Hole and the Brazillian Wax
    Harry Hole and The Thirst for Harry Holes
     
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    You guys are funny.....
    True story....for a time lived in a small county in central Georgia named Butts County, the only real estate agent was a man by the name of Ben Dover and town mayor was Charlie Brown.
    Harry Hole is totally feasible. Not smart, but feasible.
     
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    Well when in Rome...:supergrin:
     
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    I just can't, for the life of me, figure out how someone would take to naming a hardboiled detective Harry Hole. How can anyone take that seriously?
     
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    Reverse irony maybe?
     
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    Harry Hole's eyes fluttered open when he heard the bedroom door open. The heavy steps across the carpet. The stale reek of whiskey riding the breeze through the curtains. He rolled onto his stomach and slipped a pillow beneath his stomach. "So we meet again, Three-Fingered Butler."
     
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    He's Norwegian - its a relatively common surname over there - see here for pronunciation etc https://rhapsodyinbooks.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/jo-nesbos-detective-harry-hole/

    On the place names thing there's a place in Orkney called Twatt - i always fancied writing a police procedural about sex crimes there .. I could call it "Fuck in Twatt"
     
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    Harry Hole itched all over. He'd been bathed in mud for far too long, but the attendant hadn't come back to clean him yet. The stench of the slowly-drying concoction threatened to overwhelm him. It didn't help that Hole was stuffed. He'd gorged himself at the buffet earlier in the day, and Harry Hole was so full he thought he might tear open.
     
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    "The names Hole, Harry Hole."- 002-

    Harry Hole and the Flaming Rosebud: A 002 Spy Novel

    "Agent Hole always gets his man!"
    -Editorial Review for the Times-
     
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    Yeah, it's a little unfortunate how the name sounds to English speakers... Maybe he should've spelled it HΓΈle. o_O No, not much better, is it...
     
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    I'm fine with the surname Hole...but to put Harry in front of it? Why? Just seems silly to me.

    In no way did I start this thread to bash anyone or cultures. I just thought it was funny.
     
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    I suppose it could be worse, his name could have been Muffy. :p
     
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    I think that's a lateral move more than it is a longitudinal, haha. :D
     
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    Suppose you are right. It is his other jobs stage name: Muffy V. Diver (They call him MVD on set.):supergrin:
     
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    I had a co-worker who claimed her great-grandfather was named Harold Hine, with the surname rhyming with "shiny" not "shine". Of course everyone shortened Harold to Harry and well, there you go...
     
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    Harry Hole and Harold Hine: Two bears In Love

    (A little lube, and their friction free). :superlaugh:
     

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