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Read The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag eBook Æ Paperback â Every evening Jonathan Hoag finds a mysterious reddish substance under his fingernails with no memory of how it got there He hires the husband and wife detective team of Ted and Cynthia Randall to follow him and find out But Ted and Cynthia are myThia are mystified when they find that their own memories of what happens during their investigation do not match There is a thirteenth floor to Jonathan's building that does not exist there are mysterious and threatening beings living Six stories from Robert Heinlein all dating from the 40s and 50sOne The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoeg takes up half the book and should properly be called a novella The other 5 are short stories On the whole they are pretty good Some of the attitudes and dialogue seems a little old fashioned now and some of the ideas seem less fresh than they would have done 60 60 years ago The ending of The Man Who Travelled in Elephants is blindingly obvious but for me on the whole they held up very well Only one bored me Our Fair City others were so intriguing I read them twice Short stories usually don't allow for much character building but Heinlein does well especially in the novella where the relationship between husband and wife is sensitively drawn Mostly though this is spec fic and relies on ideas to carry the stories rather than characters Over all a bunch of interesting stories from a master of the genre

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Every evening Jonathan Hoag finds a mysterious reddish substance under his fingernails with no memory of how it got there He hires the husband and wife detective team of Ted and Cynthia Randall to follow him and find out But Ted and Cyn This book could reasonably have been called Collected Paranoid Tales of Robert Heinlein Most of them are satisfyingly creepy and it's hard to get them out of your head Anyone who's got even the tiniest trace of paranoia ought to read They You haven't come across it Interesting Do you think that's just pure chance All You Zombies is in some ways still the ultimate go back in time and meet yourself story And if you figure out what Jonathan Hoag's unpleasant profession is before he tells you you're good at this kind of thing

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The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan HoagInside mirrors and all of reality is not what they thought it wasContentsAnd He Built a Crooked House 1941They 1941The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1942Our Fair City 1949The Man Who Traveled in Elephants 1957All You Zombies 19 Sort of weird remember i before e except after c weird little book with off beat stories than we're used to from HeinleinThere are 3 stories here that are overtly fantasynot as usual as science fiction for Heinlein see Glory Road We've also got science fiction and one undisguised political tale Another book I read back in the 70s I believe