4 Early Peter Abrahams Novels (Still More)

Spence: Anything to say about this one?

PA: I’m afraid it’s coming true. Like some rough beast struggling to be born.



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48 Responses to “4 Early Peter Abrahams Novels (Still More)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:15 am on July 31st, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! Wowser, OFA is SO famous that his books are coming back! WE will be gone most of the day…G son had heat exhaustion yesterday (too much time outside, not enough H2O 🙁 Blondie has had a tummy ache for a couple of days and we hope the v e t’s advice will help.
    Have a fractious Friday.

  2. B.Stover
    9:21 am on July 31st, 2015

    I think PA is correct.

    Good morning all.

  3. O'Howlers
    9:25 am on July 31st, 2015

    Good morning! Today is Mom and Pop’s very last day of work before vaca! And the best part is that Mom is working right here with us today. We tried to post from her big computer, but that post won’t go thru. It looks like the problem from the iPaw early this week has migrated to the p.c.

    Poor G Son and poor Blondie. We hope both are feeling up and at ’em real soon.

    Do NOT read the review Spence posted on fb, if you have not yet finished SAS. It gives the entire story away.

  4. O'Howlers
    9:29 am on July 31st, 2015

    We just read about Tongues of Fire, and it does sound like it is coming true. PA, all of those books have been added to our To-Read bookshelf.

  5. Tupper and Gilly
    9:58 am on July 31st, 2015

    Morning all

    Happy vaca to all Howlers!
    Feel better to g-son and Blondie
    OFA is not only a great writer, but also a precognitive one? Scary.

  6. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    10:25 am on July 31st, 2015

    To keep the tradition going, here is OFA as pictured on Tongues of Fire. Side portrait this time (and on inside back cover) but still looking good and very youthful.

  7. dawson
    11:41 am on July 31st, 2015

    It is too early in the morning for me to be reading Yeats without massive injections of coffee.

    No time for that, the dog wants a walk.

    I’m loving younger PA’s pictures.

    HOH’s Mom: The G son was supposed to wear you out, not the other way around (snicker). Hope he and Blondie feel better quickly.

    OHowler’s: Hooray for vacations for the working people! Enjoy.

    11:53 am on July 31st, 2015

    Enjoy the vaca, Howlers.

    We also are lovin’ the young, long haired, unshaven PA. What a hunk!

    Just ordered another SAS for a gift and also the new Donna Ball book, Flash, for myself.

    At the office, but getting off at 1:00 today, thankfully.

    Sleep schedule is so messed up. Awake at 4:00 again this morning. Maybe if I take a nap this afternoon I can make it till 9-10:00 tonight.

    Tomorrow is Baye’s Sweet 16 party. About 60 attending for a backyard cookout. Should be fun. Good food and possibly some live music.

  9. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    2:11 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Those PA pictures are great. He is a hunk!

  10. B.Stover
    2:13 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Dawson: What Yeats are you reading?

  11. O'Howlers
    2:15 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Mom thinks PA was a hunk, but she also thinks he is very handsome now.

  12. BearSpiritDog
    2:18 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Hi Everybody! It’s Friday and SeaFair Weekend is coming up!!
    The Blue Angels Seafair show on Saturday and Sunday is always a Big Attraction.
    No.1Son & DIL are returning from the Big Island late Saturday night.
    The neighbors are looking forward to resuming Pool Parties.
    And Maila will be happy to see her family again.

    O’Howlers: We Here think the same…SQPA is still Very Handsome.

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    2:26 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Ok, we took the big step and updated our computer to Windows 10. So, now we have to start from scratch because it didn’t save our toolbars or favorites.
    well, carp!

    We truly believe there should be defenestration for Windows.

  14. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    2:49 pm on July 31st, 2015

    T&G — Stay calm and persevere. Initial reviews I have read of Windows 10 say that Microsoft has finally gotten it right, so hopefully it will ultimately work better for youse gals.

  15. O'Howlers
    3:28 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Pop got Windows 10 at work this morning. He lost all of his shortcuts and favorites and … He was fit to be tied. Heh!

    Kat and Bella are going to a vineyard for Happy Hour and tappas this evening. We get why Katrina, the purebred Sibe was invited, but Bella? Really? Wisdom Panel still hasn’t finished analyzing her dna, probably because she is a bit of everything. She is trailer park trash we tell ya’. Heh heh heh.

    (No, we are not jelly. Nope, not at all.)

  16. BearSpiritDog
    3:28 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Wookie&Teddy’sDad: Windows 10…Although we are Not As Brave as the Royals, it Sounds Encouraging!

  17. Diane C.
    3:29 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Hello blog family–I’ve been catching up and as usual I am torn between sympathizing with, nd envying those of you threatened by rain and floods. We would be happy to have some more water here (as I believe I may have mentioned to the point of exhausting everyone). Instead, we have heat and moist air. No alligators.
    I have noted repeated references to cattle and wonder why. Would anyone care to enlighten?

  18. BearSpiritDog
    3:30 pm on July 31st, 2015

    O’Howlers: Speaking of Bella, What exactly is her DNA Line?

  19. BearSpiritDog
    3:31 pm on July 31st, 2015

    When you know please tell us!

  20. O'Howlers
    3:33 pm on July 31st, 2015

    A nap before wine is always a good idea.

  21. BooBear
    4:11 pm on July 31st, 2015

    I think Bella has some pug in her. That very curly tail is a sure give away!

  22. O'Howlers
    4:18 pm on July 31st, 2015

    We think she is mostly Shiba Inu.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    4:21 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Shiba Inu
    Alert, Active, Attentive

  24. dawson
    4:24 pm on July 31st, 2015

    BStover: I googled “Yeats” plus “tongues of fire” and went from there.

    I’m at the library because my internet at home is down and my fixes don’t work. Wah!

    I am putting up Free Rummage Sale signs and putting it on line for tomorrow morning, yeep!

    T&G: I knew there was a reason I waited to upgrade to Windows 10. Now I’m going to look up the word defenestration.

    DianeC: Cattle? Or steak tips? I haven’t seen any references to either, guess I’m reading every other word.

    Talk to y’all on Tuesday unless I get the internet fixed.

  25. BearSpiritDog
    4:59 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Steak Tips? I could go for some of those right now!

  26. O'Howlers
    5:08 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Steak tips? Do they come with a side of bacon?

  27. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:23 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Diane C., I am clueless. What references to cattle? Can you give an example?

    I have heard that Windows 10 will be the final plateau. Is that true? No Windows 11?

    I thought that Bella was mostly a KK, no?

  28. Thieves!
    8:20 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Rio: We have a master plan up our harnesses to blur to your backyard tonight. Once Mother goes to sleep we will fill the vat with beer! To kick of this most master of plans, here is a little tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH_5E-5jxxE

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Go!Go!…American Authors – Go Big Or Go Home!…snort!…This song was written for ME!ME!ME!…heh!heh!…I actully like to go big and then eventually go home…chorkel!

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Book!…Tongues of Fire..zow!…What a story. Although, I agree with Teddy, it was far too short. It could have been a two-book deal really…snort!…It was scary real, even more so now. How does someone so young and unshaven write something like this?…gasp! …The word Brilliant comes to mind…snuffle!

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:56 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Early!…All of the Charming Mr.Abrahams early books are amazing, and incredible stories. The stories are so intricate and believable and imaginative – it is hard to put those old dusty books down by golly…chuffle!…Now my friend can order the new old books and get them all pawtographed….WOOOOOOO!…This is awesome!

  32. Thieves!
    9:12 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Rio: If memory serves, sometimes you’ve slept off going big while in transit to home.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Right!…Sometimes I get it Right and sometimes I do not, but for the most part I always get home…snort!

  34. Thieves!
    9:19 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Speaking of eventually getting home after going big, is Mother Jail going to move to your sickamore tree house?

  35. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:38 pm on July 31st, 2015

    I can’t find a review of Tongues of Fire. What is it about?

  36. Thieves!
    9:41 pm on July 31st, 2015

    BML: We’ve never red it, but our guess is the plot centers around hot chili peppers. We could be wrong.

  37. Thieves!
    9:42 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Read, not red! Gah!

  38. BearSpiritDog
    9:54 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Thieves! Heh. We Knew What You Meant.

  39. Masquers
    9:56 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Here’s 50 plus minutes well worth your time: http://livestream.com/poisonedpen/events/4206099

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Barb!…It is about a Boy….heheh!

  41. Thieves!
    10:48 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Note to selves: Next time a master plan hinges on Mother going to bed, don’t have gourmet kawfee delivered to her as a pre-apology for what may or may not take place once she goes to sleep. We’ve been hiding behind the garden gnome for what seems like hours waiting to fill the vat with beer. She keeps looking out the window in our general direction. Yeep! Will this master plan ever get off the ground?

  42. Thieves!
    11:42 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Mother: Please go to sleep. That vat o’ beer isn’t going to fill itself.

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:55 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Thieves!…Mother never really sleeps. This is the Beaus-Truth..snort!

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:58 pm on July 31st, 2015

    Maskers!…I just finished watching the video. I am so grateful you posted it…snort!snort!…I enjoyed it so much! Next year my friend will be there if he is scheduled again for CO…sniff!..I fear not, but who knows…snuffle!

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:02 am on August 1st, 2015

    Sleep!…Off to my cool soft bed..smorkel!…Where all my baseball toys are in all the right places..snuffle!…Goodnight!

  46. Thieves!
    12:19 am on August 1st, 2015

    We wonder if we could get Mother to do a cannonball into the vat o’ beer. A double-dog-dare may be in order.

    Nighty noodles.

  47. Staff
    12:29 am on August 1st, 2015

    Loved the video. Thanks so much for posting it! Which of us suggested the Dog who Licked? Was that Rio? I think I remember it…

    Nighty noodle!

  48. Zoe
    3:57 pm on August 1st, 2015

    I guess I got off the page too early this AM. The house is under contract, we should be in Martha’s back yard by Sept. 17th. Mac and India and I will miss this place, but it’s too big for us. Many wonderful memories!

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