Posts Tagged ‘Their Wildest Dreams’

Beginnings

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September 13th, 2020 Posted 7:53 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about Their Wildest Dreams, my first stab at writing about Arizona?

(“Peter Abrahams… is once again at the top of his game in this wildly inventive, captivating caper. – Publishers Weekly)

Mackie dreaded the mail. That was new, one of the many new things in her life, none good.

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Moi

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April 10th, 2018 Posted 9:37 am

Teddy RR (in yesterday’s comments) kindly posted the author photo from THEIR WILDEST DREAMS, mentioning I was starting to look the way I do now. Not sure it’s true but Teddy RR is very nice. Here I am a few days ago (on the somewhat famous wall in Woods Hole, Mass.). [photo – Lannan O’Brien]

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Beginnings (More)

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April 2nd, 2018 Posted 7:31 am

Normally this feature appears on Sunday, but got pushed to today by Chet’s Friend of the Month. We’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernies (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 2003, #13, THEIR WILDEST DREAMS, first of the Arizona novels.

(“Peter Abrahams… is once again at the top of his game in this wildly inventive, captivating caper. Make that several capers-this novel’s multiple plot threads and unlikely assortment of characters carom off each other like so many carnival bumper cars. In typical fashion, Abrahams places a gaggle of ordinary folks in what gradually become distinctly unordinary scenarios, with an ever-so-creepy edge… The author’s up-to-the-minute pop-culture references lend an easygoing immediacy, and his wry humor is spot on-when one character wants to borrow a cell phone, he’s answered, “Mind waiting a bit? Off-peak starts in three minutes.” Off-peak, however, need not be a concern to readers of this bravura thrillfest.”
– Publishers Weekly)

And here’s the beginning:

Mackie dreaded the mail. That was new, one of the many new things in her life, none good.

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Meet Sheila!

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April 1st, 2018 Posted 9:16 am

The random # generator has spoken: “Sheila – the chicken dog!” That makes Sheila Chet’s April Friend of the Month. Sheila will be in the little thingy top left on the Facebook page and Sheila’s human companion gets a signed copy of THE RIGHT SIDE. Next month this could be you! Just send in a pic. R#G does the rest! (Note: Beginnings will appear tomorrow. It will be THEIR WILDEST DREAMS, first of the Arizona books.)

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