Friday, 14 December 2012

Book Beginnings Friday and The Friday 56

Book Beginning:

"A life, like a film, has a beginning, a middle and an end. There may be a cast of thousands, millions even, and the action may skip over several continents and be darkened by war or famine or the ceaseless struggle for power."

Page 56:

"Children stopped and stared. Parents leaped from their towels to join the search. Before the panic had sunk its teeth in, Mal heard a muffled squeal and found him."

This week for Book Beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56 I've selected Scot Gardner's 2010 teen novel 'Happy As Larry'.

I read 'The Dead I Know' last year and was very impressed by the writing. Since then I've been meaning to read another book by Scot Gardner... this one looks promising.


  1. A pragmatic and slightly pessimistic beginning no?

    Here's my beginning:

  2. The beginning has a lot of truth to it. Here is my post:

  3. A very intriguing beginning...and that 56 has piqued my curiosity. Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

  4. Sounds like an interesting moment in the book.

  5. I've been meaning to read Scot Gardner for years, I've accumulated several of his books, but never managed to read any- it's a great failing of mine. I saw him at the writers festival in Melbourne this year- he was great! Did a really interesting talk, and still I haven't read any.... I'm glad someone is out there reading him.

  6. What a FUN cover! And it seems to be very introspective, something to get my teeth into. I hope you enjoy, and I look forward to your review on this one!

    Plus you may want to check out this giveaway:

  7. Anonymous17/12/12

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Intriguing 'Friday 56'! Thanks for sharing!


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