Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy's LA Con. in Finnish

From: William Denton (
Date: 16 Oct 2004

On 15 October 2004, Juri Nummelin wrote:

: For comparison: here are the opening lines of "L.A. Confidential" in
: Finnish:
: Hyl䴴y motelli San Berdoon vuoristossa. Buzz Meeks kirjoittautui sis䤮
: mukanaan 94 000 dollaria, kahdeksan kiloa korkealuokkaista heroiinia,
: 10-kaliiperin pumppuhaulikko, .38-kaliiperin revolveri, .45-kaliiperin
: automaattiase ja stiletti, jonka h䮠osti meksikaanolta rajalla juuri
: ennen kuin huomasi rajan toiselle puolelle pys䫶idyn auton: Mickey
: Cohenin k䴹rit tunnuksettomassa LAPD:n k䲲yss䮊

And the original in English:

"An abandoned auto court in the San Berdoo foothills; Buzz Meeks checked in with ninety-four thousand dollars, eighteen pounds of high-grade heroin, a 10-gauge pump, a .38 special, a .45 automatic and a switchblade he'd bought off a pachuco at the border--right before he spotted the car parked across the line: Mickey Cohen goons in an LAPD unmarked, Tijuana cops standing by to bootjack a piece of his goodies, dump his body in the San Ysidro River."


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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