Son of O’Malley

July 21st, 2011

Back by popular demand, any day now — the one and only O’Malley.

Not only jokes, but a no-holds-barred interview with the D’Artagnan of the pen.  A series of posts, which is to say two at a minimum.

Once I get over the little bump in my book, I’ll put it up.  You’ll love it.

In the meantime, here’s the Italian edition of THE FOURTH WATCHER.  I’m writing at last in the language of Dante.

–Non è al corrente di Ming Li — continua Frank.

–Anch’io stavo riflettando su questo–dice Rafferty.

I should have been doing this from the beginning.  It reads so well this way, and notice how seamlessly “Ming Li” drops into that sonorous flow of Romance vowels.  By the way, Ming Li, like O’Malley, is back.

And notice, once again, that European publishers actually have their artists read the books — leggere i libri, as they would say in Roma.  That briefcase full of money is in the story.  Much better than the four Japanese koi and a pocket watch I got for The Man With No Time, the famous “four fish and a watch” cover.

Keep your eyes on this space for O’Malley.

7 Responses to “Son of O’Malley”

  1. michael hallinan Says:

    I for one, can hardly wait for the new O’Malleys. I bet they are great.

  2. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    I’ve seen them. They’re okay. But how about that Italian edition, huh?

  3. EverettK Says:

    I’m eagerly awaiting the mediocre, so-so, ho-hum cartoons by the unknown wannabe, but also very excited to hear the news about Ming Li. I hope she “makes the cut” when you’ve finished the book and the paper dust settles. She’s a cool lady! (Sort of like Rose… only different.)

    And after all this time, after reading ALL of your blogs and ALL of your books (at least, the ones that are still available and that you still own up to), I never had a clue that you wrote (or spoke) another language, not even English. (Southern Californians are known to live in a land of their own and speak their own lingo. Unfortunately, we don’t have a massive border fence between them and the rest of us…)

  4. Lil Gluckstern Says:

    I see that Everett is up to his old tricks. I thought the O’Malley was funny, and the Italian cover rocks (I’ve been waiting to say that-to sound like a young un). Italian is a beautiful language-it sings.

  5. Usman Says:

    I was laughing at Everett’s comment. Thanks Tim for the array of people you have.
    The cover looks great. As for O’Malley I need an introduction; I’ve missed something, I know.

  6. Stephen Cohn Says:

    Congratulations, Tim!…but the drag is, you may have to go to Rome for a signing.

  7. EverettK Says:

    Usman (and others that missed them):

    See these back columns of the Blog Cabin:

    O’Malley’s Alley, Part One
    More O’Malley
    O’Malley on O’Malley

    (Assuming that I got the HTML right…)

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