Friday, 14 July 2017

Book beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56



Rose City Reader, is hosting Book beginnings on Friday. She says:

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 The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry

Beginning:

'It's a beautiful night and no mistake. You would never think there was a war somewhere.'  

Page 56 (57 since 56 is an empty page):

When my brother Tom was still a teenager he got a job as the organist at the Picture House in Sligo. It is not given to every man to see his brother in such a guise. 

12 comments:

  1. I have been noticing this book around...thanks for sharing! Here's mine: “AFTER ANNA”

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    1. I really liked the teasers for "After Anna". Intriguing! Barry does not disappoint.

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  2. What was the guise the brother was in? I like the looks of the cover. My Friday Quotes

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    1. I think he refers to his brother working as an organist. Although it seems the family was cultural, I think most of the boys would have considered it not tough enough. And, it must have been a very unusual thing.
      Yes the cover is really great and very suitable to the story.

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  3. I love how color is used on that cover! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Yes, isn't it great. Very fitting to the story as well.

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  4. Love the cover, and the book sounds good.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth

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    1. The cover is amazing, and Barry never disappoints!

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  5. I love the era, so that has piqued my interest. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you. Yes it was interesting times. One can may say that McNulty had a better life because of the war. He had a dangerous and rather well paid mission and this changed his life, also after the war. He left Ireland and his messy life there. However, there is always a time in life when it all comes back to you.

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