Author Archives: Richard Robinson

About Richard Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Current Reading: Slugfest by Reed Tucker

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC – Reed Tucker, De Capo Press, 2017 hardcover I wasn’t into comics that much as a kid, except for those few my parents approved, which pretty much meant Disney comics. … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: John Thorndyke’s Cases

John Thorndyke’s Cases by R. Austin Freeman, originally (c) 1909 The book I’m reading: The Complete Thorndyke, MX Publishing 2018 trade paper Since I’m a fan of Sherlock Holmes, it only makes sense that at some point I’d read some of Freeman’s Thorndyke work … Continue reading

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Current Reading: – – –

There is Fall pruning and clean-up in the garden, especially now that the leaves are falling. There has been baseball darn near every night, but that ended with the awful showing of the Dodgers (Gaaa!). I’ve either been busy or … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Private Lives of Private Eyes, Spies, Crime Fighters and Other Good Guys

The Private Lives of Private Eyes, Spies, Crime Fighters and Other Good Guys edited by Otto Penzler, Grosset & Dunlap, 1977 oversized trade paper While reading some introductory material in another book, this was mentioned, and I knew it was … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Velocity Weapon by Megan O’Keefe

Velocity Weapon by Megan O’Keefe, Orbit Books, June 2019 trade paper I read a September 6th post on the Black Gate blog about this book in which John O’Neal said: “The last book in [her previous] series appeared in 2017, so I’ve been keeping … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Norman Rockwell – 332 Magazine Covers

Norman Rockwell – 332 Magazine Covers edited and text by Christopher Finch, Abbeville Press/Random House 1979 oversized hardcover (12 x 15.5 inches, over 2 inches thick), 455 pages Blame it on George Kelley. His post last week made me go to … Continue reading

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Red Canoe puzzle

This is one of the reasons I haven’t gotten a lot of reading done recently. This 1,000 piece puzzle was extremely difficult, and, while we usually finish a 500 piece puzzle in a week and a 1,000 in two, this … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Still not much

I’m still not reading much. Gloomy, rainy, windy weather may be part of that, but it’s mostly my distractions with football (a lot of college games on Friday and Saturday, and the pros on Thursday, Sunday and Monday) and an … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: City of Corpses by Norvell Page

City of Corpses, the Collected Weird Mysteries of Ken Carter by Norvell Page, Black Dog Books, February 2009 trade paper, 206 pages, pulp fiction. note: the scene on the cover does not occur in the book. Here are six pulp “novels” from 1933, and … Continue reading

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Current Reading: not much

I’m still not reading much. Gloomy, rainy, windy weather may be part of that, but it’s mostly my distractions with football (a lot of college games on Friday and Saturday, and the pros on Thursday, Sunday and Monday) and the … Continue reading

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