More on ‘Oy, Rodney’

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I didn’t feel well yesterday, so I read a bit more of Violet Crepuscular’s dauntingly long romance novel, Oy, Rodney.

Faced with bankruptcy and ruin, young Lord Jeremy Coldsore hires a mysterious stranger whose only talent is performing imitations of persons whom most people have never heard of. He avoids giving his name, but his impression of Pete Runnels would really wow everyone if they only knew who Pete Runnels was.

Lady Margo Cargo, the richest widow in Scurveyshire, insists on going out to check her mailbox and has a nasty fall. The termites have been at her wooden leg again. Jeremy is still trying to find the right way to propose to her. “Here is how Pete Runnels would do it,” says his new adviser. But Jeremy gets tongue-tied.

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(In case you were wondering)

Willis Twombley, the American adventurer who claims he’s Sargon of Akkad, sues to get his ancient empire back. An unscrupulous solicitor takes his case.

Two pages of Chapter LXXIII are completely black, indicating two nights in which nothing happens.

The vicar, recovering from his conniptions, can now say, “Rodney! Rodney!” No one knows what he means; nor is anyone else willing to peek under the backyard wading pool to see what he saw.

Please stop criticizing my choice to display the cover of Lord of the Tube Socks. My copy of Oy, Rodney is one of those books with the cover torn off so it can be sold cheaply.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations.

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8 responses to “More on ‘Oy, Rodney’

  • Linda Sorci

    Maybe you could have used an oilcloth book cover to protect your copy 🙂

  • UnKnowable

    No matter how cheaply it was sold, you probably paid too much. 🙂

  • Laura

    I’m loving this. Maybe you should really write Oy Rodney so that everyone else can, er, enjoy it too 😀

  • selfie stick

    I don’t understand could you post it in Twitter speak. I have to take a selfie know it has been 15 seconds since the last one.

  • STEVE

    I REALLY enjoy your updates on this epic Romance Novel . . . I’m not sure whether my favorite character is Lord Jeremy Coldsore or Scurveyshire’s Lady Margo Cargo. I DO know that Ms. Violet Crepuscular has been shown to be a top-flight author . . . and she has been added to my list of “must-read” novelists! LOL! She’s got to be a RITA winner, for sure!

    (Seriously, though, Lee: you’ve actually been added to that list as well. –Keep it up!!! I enjoy your wit and searingly accurate insights into both the silly shenanigans and the morally and nationally destructive actions of the Liberal Left! –God bless you!!! I’m looking forward to buying and reading your books at my earliest opportunity!)

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Trending now: HBO & Starz are competing for the rights to do a miniseries of “Oy Rodney.” They already have lined up Kevin Spacey to play Rodney.

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