Author Archives: Richard Robinson

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Enjoying life in Portland, OR

Sort of Forgotten: Killer In the Rain by Raymond Chandler

one in a series of forgotten or seldom read books Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler, stories originally published 1934-1941, this collection © 1964 – copy shown is the Ballantine Books 1977 paperback This short story collection contains 8 stories: “Killer in … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Sharra, Walton, Ballairs

I can’t believe it’s September already, where did (hot, miserable) Summer go? The Killer Angels by Michael Sharra – historical fiction based on fact. This novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. It tells the story of the … Continue reading

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FFB: Three Times A Victim by F. L. Wallace

another in my series of forgotten or seldom read books, this revised from a 2009 post Three Times A Victim by F. L. Wallace, 1957, Ace Books, paperback (Ace Double) F. L. Wallace (aka Floyd Wallace), was primarily known as a science … Continue reading

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Reading – The DNFs

Can you believe it’s September already? Regardless of my efforts to be mindful about the books I decide to read, sometimes there are duds. Some of the time, perhaps most of the time, it’s because I’ve made a poor choice, … Continue reading

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Forgotten book: A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke

Obviously, the computer is fixed. It wasn’t a big deal, I should have figured it out myself. Meanwhile, this is another in my series of forgotten or seldom read books This may or may not truly be a “forgotten book”, … Continue reading

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Down for a few

I may be off the ‘net for a few days; my computer needs a part replacement: the sound output jack, of all things. Not a big deal, except my external speakers work off it, and that’s mostly where I listen … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Anderson, Coxe, Mammay

Complete Psychotecnic League Stories Volume 2 by Poul Anderson – science fiction short and medium length stories. I mentioned when I listed the third volume of these stories that I was reading them out of order, and now here’s the … Continue reading

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FFB: The Caretaker’s Cat by Erle Stanley Gardner

another in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Caretaker’s Cat by Erle Stanley Gardner, © 1935, edition read: Pocket Books, 1962 paperback –  Perry Mason # 7 This, the seventh of Gardner’s Perry Mason novels, has possibly the most … Continue reading

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“Worst Air Quality in the Western Hemisphere”

Yes, that’s right. Last evening on the CBS Evening News, there was a story on the Pacific Northwest, specifically Washington,Oregon, regarding the air quality. The smoke from fires in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California has settled in the two … Continue reading

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Current Reading – Bryson, Horowitz, Goldman

Note: while Patti Abbott’s blog Pattinaise is on hiatus, she may not be doing her Monday “Things That Are Making Me Happy” post. Please feel free to make a comment here on whatever is making you happy. If the author list … Continue reading

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