The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:
Book Title: The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
Dear Richard Gere, In mom's underwear drawer--- as I was separating her"personal" clothes from the "lightly used" articles I could donate to the local thrift shop--- I found a letter you wrote.Friday 56:
"You've spent the first forty years of your life taking care of your mother. You've been on your own for two months before a man much older than you moves into your home. Don't you see a pattern developing?" I had no idea what she was talking about, which made me feel like a Neanderthal. I'm sure you, Richard Gere, know exactly what she means and probably saw the problem two or three letters ago.My comments: Bartholomew's mother dies. Afterwards he finds a letter, a form letter, in his mother's things. From that moment forward he starts writing letters to the movie star recounting his thoughts and feelings.
I just finished another Matthew Quick book yesterday, Silver Linings Playbook. I've read two YA books by this author, also. I like his writing style and his complex, sympathetic characters.