Saturday, June 6, 2009

Club Dead and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Eric and Sookie talk a little literature in Club Dead

Some Eric is familiar with, some -not so much

"Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink," I said, and Eric laughed out loud. That was why I liked him, I thought rosily; he "got" me.
"Good, the shot's taking effect," said a white-haired man in a sports shirt and pleated trousers. He was human, and he might as well have had a stethoscope tattooed around his neck, he was so clearly a doctor. "Will you be needing me?"
"Why don't you stay for a while?" Russell suggested. "Josh will keep you company, I'm sure."
I didn't get to see what Josh looked like, because Eric was carrying me upstairs then.
"Rhett and Scarlet," I said.
"I don't understand," Eric told me.
"You haven't seen Gone with the Wind!" I was horrified. But then, why should a vampire Viking have seen that staple of the Southern mystique? But he'd read The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, which I had worked my way through in high school. "You'll have to watch it on video. Why am I acting so stupid?
Why am I not scared?"
"That human doctor gave you a big dose of drugs," Eric said, smiling down at me. "Now I am carrying you to a bedroom so you can be healed."

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge written in 1797–98 HERE


Anonymous said...

Awwww! I love that scene...Cant wait to S3!! I so hope that its based on Club Dead.