I started reading a book for fun last night, something that's rarer than you might thing.
For some reason yesterday, I wanted to try rereading a comic novel I'd read back in grad school, so I got it out of the library.
It's set in 1969, and begins with one of the main characters, a male, on a charter airplane from the US to London, wishing he were allowed to smoke his cigar, and realizing that all the other passengers are women.
The main character immediately knows why. Do you?
I didn't remember this detail, which makes me think I didn't find it striking when I first read the book, but now I find it striking (along with the characters smoking cigarettes on the airplane).
If I were setting a comic novel in 1969, this isn't the detail I'd think to put in, if you know what I mean.
The Tour has a rest day today, and I'm hoping one of you will suggest a more modern comic novel for my reading pleasure. I'll let this rest a bit, and then eventually talk about the detail in the comments, and tell you the novel.