A formal living room is louchely
decked out, some might say, like the VIP lounge of a Las Vegas nightclub, with a backlit onyx fireplace and wet bar.
"You're just angry because I preferred him to you," she vamps, explaining to Trigger that Benbow "used to be kind of crazy about me and he's just a little bit jealous." Smoking louchely
, she kisses Trigger on the mouth, then lies that she and Trigger were at Reba's at the time of Tommy's murder.
Collins and Quigley were continually alert to this compelling music's shifting kaleidoscope, from shrilly Stravinsky to louchely
Parisian late-afternoon melancholy.
Commenting on Jerne's first collection, Rotten Animals, Norma-Elektra nails the problem: "These rabbits, foxes, wolves, polecats, moles and gophers--they're all cynical and evil." Moreover, having no experience with or liking for her putative audience, Jerne fills her stories with words like "louchely
" and "fecund" and sentences like "The fox was orally fixated all afternoon."