Beginnings (More)

On Sundays we do beginnings – the openings of all the Peter Abrahams novels and short stories, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Today we go all the way back to book one – THE FURY OF RACHEL MONETTE (1980). The first book is a big adventure. Can you really actually write a novel that makes sense? Maybe even enjoyable for the reader? When we got to the last paragraph – which had already been in our mind for weeks – we got a feeling that’s hard to describe.

[“The Fury of Rachel Monette may be one of the best books out this year…visual, frightening, fast-paced and mesmerizing. Its author is a natural-born artist, a brilliant young writer who has a truly remarkable talent for writing psychological thrillers of enormous power, depth and intensity.”
– The Denver Post]

It was one of those winds that have a name. The chergui they called it, a hot summer wind that blew from the east. At dawn it was already gathering strength, picking the crests off the dunes and driving the sand through the air like sparks from a grindstone.




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10 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:43 am on December 9th, 2018


    Love how all the descriptive beginnings to OFA’s books set the tone and mood of each book.

    Hobbitz: If you are visiting Buffalo, why not make a stop in the Big Apple? I don’t have to tell you how much there is to see here. :^)

    Good Sunday to all!

  2. Loulou
    10:27 am on December 9th, 2018

    Buffalo’s Silo City – they even have zip lines! Watch the video.

  3. B.Stover
    11:15 am on December 9th, 2018

    Good morning all.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    12:25 pm on December 9th, 2018

    Morning everyone. A Buffalo Plunderfest, we are looking forward to it.
    Will Alaska clothes be warm enough for Buffalo?
    Super Sunday to all.

  5. Luna
    1:30 pm on December 9th, 2018

    LouLou: I’m afraid you had the Thieves at zip! They believe what better way to teach Butch and Sundance the art of pouncing on the unsuspecting than from high up in the air.

    More to LouLou: You had Wee Nigel and Ole Doc at zip, but for different reasons. They believe—-what with Nigel’s ears and Ole Doc being light as a feather—-that they are made for flying. I also believe they want to do a test run before using a zip line for Ole Doc go get on the big bed.

  6. Hobbitz
    3:43 pm on December 9th, 2018

    Rio: you and cats seem to have a lot in common. Hmmm

  7. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:52 pm on December 9th, 2018

    A South Dakota K-9 officer tries to get used to wearing booties…

    Hobbitz: I am laughing at your post of 3:43 pm. :^)

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:13 pm on December 9th, 2018

    Review!….”…a brilliant young writer who has a truly remarkable talent for writing psychological thrillers of enormous power, depth and intensity.”….snort!…Well the Denver Post actually got something right. Remarkable!…heh!heh!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on December 9th, 2018

    Hobbit!….You can stick that Kat Poster up yer you know whats it…heh!heh!…grump!gruffle!

  10. Hobbitz
    10:48 pm on December 9th, 2018

    I am going to have to read Book #1.
    Wose: I loved the 3 days I spent in NYC in 2014 but it was pretty overwhelming. We will see. No promises.
    Rio: wait until I spring the next kat poster on you.

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