Beginnings (More)

On Sunday we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernie’s (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 1988, #4 – HARD RAIN:

The man they called Bao Dai lived in a three-colored world. Brown was the color of leeches. Orange was the color of Corporal Trinh’s decayed boots. Green was the color of the jungle and of misfortune.


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16 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:57 am on January 28th, 2018


    What an intriguing beginning!

    Good day to all!

  2. B.Stover
    9:44 am on January 28th, 2018

    The title is interesting.

    Good morning all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:53 am on January 28th, 2018

    Good morning Wose and everyone. We are enjoying all of the beginnings.
    BSD, got ya on the strange sleep patterns. The s-son is working at Amazon from 7:30 PM to 6:30 AM except when they get ahead… oh joy, two nights this week we’ve been awakened by kid coming home early. Love being awakened at 3 AM or 5 AM

  4. Diane C.
    10:42 am on January 28th, 2018

    Hi Wose, B and HOH–Sharon–I really liked the snowflake/purple photo–how long did the little flakie last?
    Wose–Thanks for the movie festival info–I wonder if they’ll sell single tix (at normal prices)? I really want to see Dunkirk and one or two others–not really excited about The Creature From the Black Lagoon finds Love, though..
    Have a Super Sunday, all…

  5. Herd of Hounds
    10:59 am on January 28th, 2018

    DianeC., it was great until I walked into the house and got warm. Then a pretty little flake melted.

  6. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    3:56 pm on January 28th, 2018

    Fortunately this is a book that I have. Hard Rain, quite a gripping tale and the back cover with the infamous “sweater shot”.

  7. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    3:57 pm on January 28th, 2018

    And this is what the cover of the original book looked like when it was first published in 1988.

  8. BearSpiritDog
    4:42 pm on January 28th, 2018

    Thanks, Wookie&Teddy’s Paw, as always We Can Count on You.

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:17 pm on January 28th, 2018

    Hard!…Rain! We really really really loved that story…snort!…All of the Charming Mr. Abrahams books are well worth reading. Always a new story, always a fresh idea….wheeze!…How does he do it??? …Pure Talent that’s how…wuffle!

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:21 pm on January 28th, 2018

    Bear!…One week from now the Supper Bowl will be on…snort!…Mark your calendar. With a pencil, not how you usually Mark things…grunt!

  11. BearSpiritDog
    5:53 pm on January 28th, 2018

    Rio! LOL.

  12. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:33 pm on January 28th, 2018

    Since this morning, I have been considering today’s post. I, too, live in a three color world…Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Yum! :^)

  13. dawson
    6:59 pm on January 28th, 2018

    I love the beginnings series, even though I haven’t read any of the PA books so far mentioned. I have read some of his books. The Tutor was the first one I read and it scared the carpola out of me. I had to stay up all night to finish it because I was too worried to sleep without knowing the ending. 🙁 I almost did not read another of his books but then I read and related to Oblivion as I was going through some stress-caused memory problems at the time I read it. Staff had some of his hardcover books at ma & pa’s house so I read them there.

    I did post a comment yesterday but perhaps I forgot to “submit” it because it is not there.

    Wose: I got a”D” so far on my apron because I only managed to sew the neck strap. I kept getting distracted by requests for this and that (because I’m one of the facilitators) and then the tension on my machine went wonky so I had to rip out the waist ties I’d tried to sew super-fast to catch up. So I left it for a later date.

  14. Herd of Hounds
    7:29 pm on January 28th, 2018

    Dawson, you make us laugh. Also, The Tutor was our first PA book too. Way too scary like Dawson said.
    Wose, love your 3 color world. Mom’s family has lots of color blindness, both male and female…go figure. We used to put tags on Papa’s clothes so he wouldn’t clash. Mom has purple/lavender issues and her younger brother has similar issues.

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on January 28th, 2018

    Dawson!…I remember you reading The Tutor…heh!…I called you Zippy before you read the book. I was scarrit to read that book too, but compared to some of his others it was pretty tame-ish…heh!…So very talented in story telling…yeeep!

  16. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on January 28th, 2018

    Up!…I’m UP for a short time then off to bed…snore!…My friend is still dealing with the Shingles pain and says she is tuckered out…sniff!…So therefore I am tuckered out too…wheeze! …But not till about 9:30-ish or so…sniff!

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