Friday, July 3, 2009 By: Suzanne

Friday 56: Only Revolutions

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


This week's selection is from Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski. There are two page 56s in this book. This is a good representation of how the stories appear not to be the quite the same but are at the same time.

From Hailey:

Back at the Wheel, burning rubber,
my Pontiac GTO overturns limits
supersonic. Unlimiting horizons.
No horizons. Erotic.
Course Sam slips catatonic.

From Sam:

Back at the Wheel, I race
my Oldsmobile Roadster
reacquainting Hailey to speeds so
beyond the horizon of her quaint
emotional expertise she faints.

Ironically, I am actually on page 56. I have not read page 57 of either story yet. How's that for a Friday 56?


gaby317 said...

Here's my link:

I haven't figured out how to embed the link in the text yet.


Whitney said...

I will have to check this book out. Mine is here:

purplg8r said...

Here is mine

Anonymous said...

It was fun to read them side by side (well sort of side by side).

onangelwings said...

This is my first time playing.

Shannansbooks said...

Here is mine:

Tonya said...

Gaby - The easiest way is to put < a > in front of your link and < / a > after it with no spaces between. That will make a link you can click on. Making it so there's just a word or phrase you can click on takes a few extra commands.

Stacy - Did you read this or are you commenting on my post? I'm curious how many others have read this book.

OnAngelWings - Welcome!

Anonymous said...

I've never read a book with 2 different takes! Looks interesting!

Mine's HERE

Becca said...

Mine's here.

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

I laughed hysterically when I got to page 56 of my book, check out my link:

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Nita said...

And here's mine!

And you have piqued my interest - I'll be looking for Only Revolutions if only so I can figure out what the heck is going on!

irenka said...

Here is mine.

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