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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 216!


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.



UK COVER
AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA

The sun was setting, the citizens of St. Deborah by the Water gathering for the performance. Far fewer of them now than there had been, no more than thirty in two grim-faced rows on the grit of the former parking lot. A wolfish grey dog lay on its side at the end of the front row, its tongue lolling. The girl who followed Kirsten was nowhere in sight.

Book Beginnings

The king stood in a pool of blue light, unmoored. This was act 4 of King Lear, a winter night at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. Earlier in the evening, three little girls had played a clapping game onstage as the audience entered, childhood versions of Lear's daughters, and now they'd returned as hallucinations in the mad scene. The king stumbled and reached for them as they flitted here and there in the shadows. His name was Arthur Leander. He was fifty-one years old and there were flowers in his hair.

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Comments

  1. Great description in both the book's beginning and the Page 56 excerpt. I'm curious about the deer on the cover too!

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  2. Sounds good, I hope you enjoy it and the weekend.

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  3. I can't wait to read this book! It has been on my shelf for a couple of months already, but I have yet to get to it. Reading the first sentence is making me even more impatient. Must finish current reads first, must finish current reads first...

    My book beginning is here: http://www.bookpunks.com/so-it-begins-flex-by-ferrett-steinmetz/

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  4. It all sounds so mysterious, and I'm curious! Thanks for hosting :)

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  5. Sounds interesting. Have a great weekend!

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  6. I like Arthur Leander. "Fifty one with flowers in his hair." I'll bet he's a sweet guy. Interesting book.

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  7. I like the writing style of the excerpts and this book has been everywhere! I hope you're enjoying the read and I love the cover you showed.

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  8. A hardcopy of Station Eleven is waiting patiently for me to read. I'm trying to get through my reading list in order. :-)

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  9. Station Eleven sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing!
    Amanda

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  10. Cute cover and it doesn't tell me much. I am wondering what it's all about. Thanks for hosting the 56, Freda. :-)
    Friday Memes

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  11. I have never heard of this book. What drew you to it?

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  12. Stunning cover art and I can picture the scene on the theater stage!

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  13. I went over to Amazon to look this one up. It sounds grim but interesting.

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  14. Sounds different. I would like to find out more.

    ENJOY!!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  15. Love that cover! Hope you are enjoying this!

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  16. I am dying to read this book- the American edition (with the tents on the cover: https://blackmutts.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/friday-56-9/) is at the top of my I'm-going-to-get-to-this-any-moment pile!

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  17. The illustration on the cover and the quote about the king with flowers in his hair don't seem to match. I'm intrigued.
    Anne's Friday Quotes

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  18. Hope you are enjoying your read! :)

    Stormi

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  19. There's something really lovely about that cover. Enjoy!

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  20. I have to find out more about this book! I haven't been leaving comments for awhile, but I appreciate you always participating in BBOF. Thanks!

    And I always have good intentions of adding The Friday 56 because they go so well together, but it seems I never get organized. I will make an effort!

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  21. This book was just chosen as the 'Great Michigan Reads' so my book clubs will be reading it some time this year. The author is from the area and will be coming through to do a few lectures. I'm really excited to read it, I've heard wonderful things! Thanks for hosting.

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  22. nice cover and teaser

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  23. A Canadian author? Toronto and flowers in his hair!

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  24. I hope you enjoy this book, Freda! It sounds like one I'd enjoy.

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  25. Sounds like an interesting book.

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