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Author Name:    HERZOG, Arthur

Title:   Orca. Pocket Book pbk

Publisher:    Pocket Books, 1977, 

Seller ID:   3190

HERZOG, Arthur. Orca. [Cover subtitle: A killer whale's savage revenge!]. N.Y.: Pocket Books, (June, 1977). Pp (12),5-275,(5). 12mo, paperback. A 'novelization' of the 1977 Dino DeLaurentis film. Low-grade prose with many an objectionable scene but with a Newfoundland setting and many passages such as the following : "Right. I thought the Mounties kept the peace in these parts." "They do mostly," Smith answered. "But after Confederation in 1949, when Newfoundland voted to become part of Canada - we used to be British...Did you know we considered union with the U.S.A. ?" "No," Campbell said. "Not a few wish that we had done it. Well, before we became Canadian, lots of places on the island had constables, and South Harbour, among others, kept one. Al is our private policeman. The R.C.M.P. is ... well, far away." "Hey, I just realized I can understand every word you're saying!" "You find the local dialect hard?" "People talk like they're from another world." Smith laughed. "Not really. Lots are immigrants, or their parents were, from west country England - Devon, Cornwall - and that's what you're hearing. But there's truth in what you say. Back when [...] Vg. 10.00


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