Scornfully dismissing the PRC literary establishment and its Chinese Writers' Association as generally lacking in talent and frankness, Zhu Wen revels in portraying the seamy side
of a crassly consumerist urban milieu in 199os China.
My sin is more one of exaggeration, hence my promise in the parish newsletter to tell "rollicking tales of the seamy side
of Fleet Street" when I speak in Crookham Village Hall at 7.
Which brings us to the seamy side
of the proposal: feverish efforts by a small contingent of politically well-connected investment interests to take over the state's lottery monopoly.
When Angry Shadows are Heard is a thrilling novel about the seamy side
of urban life, the brutal power plays between a crooked defense attorney and a notorious gangster, and betrayed prostitute caught in the center of it all.
Before End In Tears reaches a dramatic and highly satisfying conclusion, Rendell displays her incomparable skills to full effect, providing suspense and surprise as she explores interracial dating, baby-smuggling, the seamy side
of the Internet and the importance of having the right accent.
Only in Didion's vision, the seamy side
of democracy has become a full-scale global delusion and imperial folly: Victor's affair takes place in Southeast Asia at the time of the fall of Saigon, and is interspersed with dyspeptic flashbacks from earlier U.
For 15 years, she remained in her ivory tower in south-east London, sheltered from the seamy side
of the animal kingdom.
Horrible Histories, a series of gruesome tales about the seamy side
of life in days gone by, seems to appeal to children of all ages.
THE seamy side
of football will be exposed in a new play due to be staged at the Liverpool Everyman.
In it, Robson extols the virtues of the football coverage in the country's biggest-selling Sunday paper, anorgan that happily dishes the dirt on the seamy side
of the game.
the seamy side
not seen by Mamie; look at ourselves
The one written by James Ellroy which probes the seamy side
of 1940s Los Angeles, that is.
But research in organizations with nonfacilitative governments highlights the value of bureaucracy and reveals the seamy side
of personal relationships.
THE seamy side
of Hollywood, let's face it, is the only one we're really interested in on this side of the Atlantic.
pics that deal with the seamy side
of life in the big city, except that it's primarily a French production and it's not as interesting as most.