Description of an Arcade

By Peter Darcy | On Jul 22, 2016 | No Comments | In Beauty

The machines beeped, rang, tolled, chimed, bleated, tweedled, whistled, rattattooed, boomed, shrieked, squealed, ululated, roared like gunning engines, emitted scraps of bombastic music, the screams of virtual victims, twinkled, flashed, strobed, and scintillated in all known colors, and swallowed quarters, dollars, more voraciously even than the iconic Pac Man had once gobbled cookies off a million arcade screens in an era now quaint if not unknown to the current crowd.

[Dean Koontz, The Face (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2009), p. 92.]

Written by Peter Darcy

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