Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the opening quote from the book.
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
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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 Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Book Beginnings: Why at the beginning of things is there always light? Dorrigo Evans' earliest memories were of sun flooding a church hall in which he sat with his mother and grandmother.
Friday 56: He had been asked to write the foreword to a book of sketches and illustrations made by Guy Hendricks, a POW who had died on the Line, and whose sketchbook Dorrigo had carried and kept hidden for the rest of the war.
Comment: An Australian friend (Hi Claire) gave me this book a while back and I am finally getting to it. It starts on the island of Tasmania and meanders around Australia while mainly focusing on the time Dorrigo Evans spent as a POW building the Death Railroad in Burma under their Japanese captors. The first 30 pages (that is where I am in the book) are confusing. I sure hope the plot quits jumping around so I can figure out what is happening.