Friday, 28 April 2017

Book Beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56

Rose City Reader, is hosting Book beginnings on Fridays.


Please join me every Friday to 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. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.


Freda’s voice is hosting Friday 56 and the rules are:


*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.




My book this week is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I think it is a great beginning.


Book beginning:

"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."

Page 56:

"In that discomfort, breathing quicklime and tar, no one could see very well how from the bowels of the earth there was rising not only the largest house in the town, but the most hospitable and cool house that had ever existed in the region of the swamp."

Still reading this book. The pages are very dense, hardly without any space at all and it takes time. The story is sort of magical.

9 comments:

  1. Hmm. Not sure this is for me. Strong writing though.

    My Friday 56 from Origin

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    1. It is an interesting story, rather a magic world, although I find it quite difficult to read. Have to read little at the time. The other problem is that they all have similar names and it is difficult to separate the people. I somehow, still like it.

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  2. I've heard so many good things about this book. The beginning is awesome. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “SWEET WILLIAM”

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    1. Yes, it is a great beginning. I love Beryl Bainbridge but has not read this one. She is great. Will keep it on my to read list.

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  3. Sounds interesting. I'm reading a science fiction novel from my TBR stack - Dragon's Time by Todd McCaffrey. Happy reading!

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    1. Great beginning. I hardly read science fiction, but must be great when you are into that genre.

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  4. I should read this book. It sounds so heavy! Happy weekend!

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    1. It is a little bit heavy, but I am reading little at the time. The characters are fascinating and they are almost dreamlike.

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  5. Some day I will have to try this. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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