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.

7 comments:

  1. A pragmatic and slightly pessimistic beginning no?

    Here's my beginning:
    http://morosebookshelf.blogspot.com/2012/12/book-beginnings-icy-sparks.html

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

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

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  4. Sounds like an interesting moment in the book.

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  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.

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  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: http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2012/12/guest-post-giveaway-tracy-debrincat-you.html

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  7. Anonymous17/12/12

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Intriguing 'Friday 56'! Thanks for sharing!

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