- Editors: Please keep these annotations SPOILER-FREE by not revealing information from later pages in the novel. And please pay attention to formatting and grammar. Preview your changes before saving them. Thanks!
- 1 Gately and Fackelmann continued
- 2 Joelle Talks About the Entertainment
- 3 Hal Narrates (Still)
- 4 After the Interview
- 5 Hi, Mikey
- 6 The Assistant District Attorney
Gately and Fackelmann continued
capable of being used repeatedly
some creepy thing
the creepy thing Gately and Fackelmann watch may be J.O Incandenza's Various Small Flames, see Endnote 24
the supposed active ingredient in Certs breath mints
Italian: Goodbye, Handsome
to eat away at; to rust
intercontinental ballistic missile
junkie slang for injecting drugs
sanction or approval
Sorkin had put up Gately's bail.
notches in the edges
rang like a bell
Joelle Talks About the Entertainment
an oblong basket for a baby
produced by reflection and refraction simultaneously
failing to have light rays converge on a single point
Hal Narrates (Still)
slight tremble of something hanging from the tip of a pipette
A pipette is a type of thin glass tube used in chemistry, and the something trembling would be a drop of some liquid, I suspect...
Thtithe fickn meth
Coyle is probably trying to say, "Stice fucking mess."
another term for an anxiety attack
Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (1898-1956) was a German playwright, poet, and director.
Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania
a suburb of Philadelphia, about twenty miles west
Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. (born 1943), is an Academy Award winning American actor, cast by Scorsese in Mean Streets and several times thereafter.
a misspelling of Kyle MacLachlan (born 1959), an American actor whose second film was Blue Velvet
David Keith Lynch (born 1946) is an American filmmaker. David Lynch and Kyle MacLachlan worked together on the movies Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), and the TV series Twin Peaks (1990-1991).
Allen to Allen
a reference to American director Woody Allen (born 1935 as Allen Stewart Königsberg), who casts himself in most of his films
the part of the brain involved in hearing, speeech, and vision
familiar foil packet
i.e., a condom
a neck scarf
long white FDR-style filter
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. He often used a cigarette holder as seen in the photo on the right.
framed with curtains
a bedroom or private sitting room
an effeminate man
"...an old-fashioned one-sharp-sided razor..."
a scent designed to emit pheromones, or a chemical that attracts the opposite sex
8 minutes and 20 seconds
a depressed area into which waste collects
a fall on one's rear
about 6.56 feet
a type of storm common to the Northeast U.S.
tubes for breathing
having a tendency to fistfight
a glass with a wide bottom that narrows at the top, for drinking brandy
not a real word
a skyscraper in Boston
the imitation of aspects in the sensible world
the upper part of the skull
folds on the surface of the brain
intricate ornamentation usually consisting of twisted metal wire/ribbons on, say, a fence
an Old English text of the Gospels found in England
given too much fertilizer
an architectural device used to top a gable
a narrow passage
a sculptured shrub or bush
usually means the hock of an animal, particularly a horse, but here it's referring to a double sloping roof, like on a barn or church.
framed print of Lang directing Metropolis
a stand with a series of open shelves
type of earthenware
Arabic for "Saint Simeon"
men required to marry their brothers' widows
a style of Italian painting ("Greek style") popular in the early Renaissance
half a meter
about 1.64 feet
an unusual amount of blood in part of the body
the living quarters of a Turkish harem
a type of construction material
having varicose veins
a deep black form of quartz
having abnormal curvature of the spine
A period of decrease in reproductive capacity; in women, menopause.
While the term can mean a type of paraphilia in which one dresses up like a baby, here Hal more likely means a pediatrician that treats patients like babies.
in Zen Buddhism, statements that defy rational explanation upon which to meditate
a misapplied name or designation
The Green Door
The full title is Behind the Green Door.
a pornographic film starring Linda Lovelace
slang for semen
people living outside their countries of origin
recollecting the style or manner of William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897-1962), American novelist
After the Interview
a county comprising most of the suburbs northwest and west of Boston
presumably, the sister's hand
i.e., "both of you"
a hundred m.'s
a little over 328 feet
The Assistant District Attorney
the county in Massachusetts where Boston is
a reference to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides housing for the parents of children undergoing intensive medical care
apparently the ADA's wife
Fourth- and Eighth-Step
"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves" and "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all," respectively
hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), used as a bleach and whitener
Fictional product mentioned on Page 151.