Friday, 19 January 2018

Book beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56




This week my book beginning and page 56 come from a new author to me, Andrea Camilleri's Hunting Season




Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader
"The steam packet boat that delivered the post from Palermo, the Re d'Italia - which Sicilians stubbornly continued to the the Franceschiello out of a combination of habit, laziness, and homage to the Bourbon king who had instituted the service - moored, dead on time, at two o'clock in the afternoon of 1 January 1880, in the harbour of Vigàta."



The Friday 56 (p. 55-56)  hosted by Freda's Voice
"'That was me, my friend. I'd bought two rockets to set off on San Calorio's day, but then I couldn't do it because we were in mourning. So I tried them at home.''In the middle of the night?''Why, is there a specific time of day or night for setting off rockets at home?'"

My review of the novel under link above. Quite a different book, bordering on reality and magic.

20 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I'm spotlighting Year One by Nora Roberts. Happy reading!

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    1. Yes, definitely different than the usual mysteries. Yours sounds really exciting as well, and quite different from Nora Roberts' usual novels.

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  2. I enjoyed the excerpt. Never heard about this one before.

    My Friday 56 from Look For Her

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    1. It is nice when new authors enter your book shelves. I think this book might be different from his Inspector Montalban series, but I don't know. Might have to read one.
      Yours sounds really great. Love thrillers like that.

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  3. Now I'm definitely curious. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “PROMISE NOT TO TELL”

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    1. I like your intros, but am not sure about the demon part. Although the summary of the book sounds intriguing.
      The Hunting Season is also a different kind of book. I did enjoy it although I was wondering how it would end.

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  4. Sounds like a good read! I love a touch of magic in my books. Hope you're enjoying it!

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    1. I did enjoy it, although I was wondering where it would go while I was reading. Sometimes it is good to go outside your own comfort zone.

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  5. I have never visited Sicily but would love to. Does this book describe the island well?
    My Friday Quotes

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    1. No, there is no description of the island which would be useful for a visit. First it is set in 1880 and it is a world mixed with real life and magic. Nevertheless, interesting read.
      Thanks for sharing your book. I left a comment on your web-site.

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  6. I haven't heard of Andrea Camilleri before. So, thanks for mentioning the book. It looks kind of interesting.

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    1. Your welcome! It is a new author to me, and it is always interesting to try out a different set of books and authors.

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  7. Sounds interesting. Happy weekend!

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    1. It is in a different way! Wish you a new, good reading week.

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  8. This is a new one for me, too :) Have a great weekend!

    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

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    1. Thank you. Always interesting to read authors un-known to you. Your book sounds thrilling. I follow you know on Feedly!

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  9. Sounds interesting. I'll go read your review next. Thanks for sharing the opening on Book Beginnings. I don't often get time to comment, but I appreciate your participation!

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    1. Thank you. I always enjoy this meme and you get a lot of interesting books to consider.

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