Friday, 30 November 2012
Book Beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56
Rose City Reader hosts this meme every week for those of us too tired by Friday night to write a lengthy review!
Simply share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Freda's Voice hosts The Friday 56 meme.
Friday 56 goes with Book Beginnings like cheese and crackers, ice-cream and milo or tequila and lime!
Simply go to page 56 of the book you are reading and give us a taster.
This week's book is 'The Peculiar' by Stefan Bachmann.
Feathers fell from the sky.
Like black snow, they drifted onto an old city called Bath. They whirled down the roofs, gathered in the corners of the alleys, and turned everything dark and silent, like a winter's day.
It wouldn't do any good to cry. Bartholomew ran his hand over his nose. A crying thief would still be hanged. He looked down at the markings all around him and tried to think.
There has been a lot of hype about the age of this author (18), his unique voice, the beautiful poetic language, the curious creatures and the clever combining of steampunk and fantasy.
The cover is very striking, with eye-catching quotes/recommendations from Rick Riordan and Christopher Paolini.
I'm intrigued to find out for myself what all the fuss is about.