Book: Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
"I read somewhere that human beings are genetically predisposed to record history. We believe it will keep us from doing stupid things in the future. But even though we dutifully archived elaborate records of everything we've done, we always managed to keep on doing dumber and dumber shit."Friday 56:
"The black thing in the globe pulsed and twitched like a beating heart. It seemed to become more animated the longer we stared at it. It was almost like a gelatinous cauliflower. Here and there on its velvet surface, a mound would rise up, like a mosquito bite, a black pimple, and then burst open at its peak."My thoughts:
Well, this book should be fun, basing my judgement on these two quotes.
Smith's writing style in both the BB and the F56 really made me laugh! We do keep doing dumber and dumber shit as humanity! Also, gelatinous cauliflower sounds disgusting... Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
My Friday post
Juli @ Universe in Words
How intriguing! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. It is so true that recording our mistakes doesn't keep us from repeating them.ReplyDelete
The opening made me wonder what dumb things the character does over and over! I'd keep reading to find out, even though the Friday 56 is kind of icky. Is this sci-fi?ReplyDelete
Here's the link to my Friday post: MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE.
The book beginning hit the nail on the head; ha ha! Thanks for the laugh and for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Sparrow's BB & Friday 56
What's wrong with us???ReplyDelete
Love the writing style on this one! I'll definitely have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Love that opening, so very true!ReplyDelete
The 56 was a little gross, and worse still, I read it while eating. Yuck!
True words in the beginning and the strange gelatinous thing, what's that about? Raises questions and makes me curious:)ReplyDelete
Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/07/18/the-friday-56-28-rescue-me-maybe-by-jackie-bouchard/
What a cool cover.ReplyDelete
And...we definitely do not learn. I think we keep doing stupid things over and over.
Thanks for sharing.
My Book Beginnings
I've heard only good things about Grasshopper Jungle. I hope you're enjoying it so far! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete