The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
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---
Title: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
"I am a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces. Perhaps not surprisingly, I am also a man of two minds."Friday 56:
"So it was that we soaped ourselves in sadness and we rinsed ourselves with hope, and for all that we believed almost every rumor we heard, almost all of us refused to believe that our nation was dead."Comments: the writing in this book is spectacular, simply spectacular. The subject, a sleeper spy for North Vietnam in South Vietnam, isn't a topic I long to read about but the writing is so good I can recommend it even before I am finished with the book, with one caveat---I am listening to the audiobook. I know that format bothers some people but I understand the print edition is difficult to read because of the long paragraphs and dense writing style. Those issues are not problems in the audio version. The quote for Friday 56 I pulled from Goodreads. Since I do not have a copy of the print edition I couldn't turn to page 56 and the sample of the book on Amazon only goes to page 14 or something similar. The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction this year and I know why. WOW.