Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday 56 & Book Beginnings (1/27)

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice

*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 in the Linky here. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.
Book Beginning is hosted by Rose City Reader. All you have to do is share the opening line of the book you're reading and what you think about it. Check out the other posts here.

My book this week is Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm.  When everything in the world goes bad one small group tries to save humanity with clones.

Book Beginnings:

What David always hated most about the Sumner family dinners was the way everyone talked about him as if he were not there.

Friday 56:

They accepted being mated as casually as the cattle did.

This is another book that I'm reading for a challenge.  This one is right up my alley but I don't know that I would have come across it if not for the challenge.  I am only about a quarter of the way through this one.  It is not about how the world came to be in the mess that it is in.  That has already happened before the book starts.  This is all about what the world will look like if it is populated by clones, how will they be different from the people who came before.  It's interesting and I want to keep reading to find out what happens but I'm having trouble feeling anything for any of these characters and that makes it harder to become immersed in that world and therefore less fun to read. For me anyway.  I can see someone saying that the lack of emotion is the point and what makes the book interesting.  To each their own.  The book has endured for forty years so it must be doing something right.


Katherine P said...

I could swear I've read Kate Wilhelm before but I'm thinking they were much more thriller type mysteries then this one sounds like it is! I'll have to go look and see if I'm just getting some names confused. This sounds interesting and I'm curious about the mating they're so okay with! It sounds very creepy!

Laura Thomas said...

Never heard of this one and a new author for me too. Not sure it's a good fit for me though.

My Friday 56 from Chasing Fireflies

Elizabeth said...

Poor David.

ENJOY, and thanks for sharing.

Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

fredamans said...

You definitely have my attention!! Happy weekend!