Posts Tagged ‘Tongues of Fire’

Beginnings (More)

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January 13th, 2019 Posted 7:50 am

On Sunday we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams novels, including those written under Spencer Quinn. Here, from 1982, #2 – TONGUES OF FIRE.

[This fascinating story relates very plausibly to our age and time. It is gripping.”
– Bestsellers]

It was the night Israel died.

It was night as bright as day.

It could have been day, on another planet where the sky was red and purple and green; where the clouds were balls of orange and yellow fire; where the ground never stopped trembling; where there was no air to breathe, only smoke and dust, cordite and oil, shrapnel and blood.

It could have been a colossal experiment to drive rats crazy; but people, not rats went mad. The rats would go on as they always did.

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Beginnings (More)

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January 14th, 2018 Posted 9:38 am

On Sunday we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernie’s (as part of Chetspeak) – and starting last week taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 1982, #2 – TONGUES OF FIRE.

It was the night Israel died.

It was night as bright as day.

It could have been day, on another planet where the sky was red and purple and green; where the clouds were balls of orange and yellow fire; where the ground never stopped trembling; where there was no air to breathe, only smoke and dust, cordite and oil, shrapnel and blood.

It could have been a colossal experiment to drive rats crazy; but people, not rats went mad. The rats would go on as they always did.

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4 Early Peter Abrahams Novels (Still More)

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July 31st, 2015 Posted 8:52 am

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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4 Early Peter Abrahams Novels!

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July 28th, 2015 Posted 9:54 am

… have now been published by Open Road and are available starting today.

Spence: Any thoughts?

P.A.: I wish we’d had cover art like this the first time.

Spence: Here’s one. We’ll show the others – THE FURY OF RACHEL MONETTE, TONGUES OF FIRE, and PRESSURE DROP in the next few days.

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