A Puzzle From Bryant & May
Sometimes I hide things in books (I don’t mean as my mother did, once using a haddock bone as a bookmark). I do this largely for my own amusement (it turns out), and in ‘The Burning Man’ I did something I’ve never done before – I added an homage. I thought it was pretty obvious, but even the editor didn’t notice it and I had to explain what I had done to him. On the very first page of the actual narrative (ie. afterRaymond Land’s staff pep-talk) there’s a very clear parody of another author’s work. Who is the author and what is it parodying?
The clue is in the picture.
PS I know you’ll spot it; feel free to show up my Oxford-educated editor!