Friday, July 16, 2010 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56: The Darkness that Comes Before


Rules:
* 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.

HAPPY FRIDAY!


Wooooo! We've got some eager beavers this week! A couple people posted yesterday and one today so take a look back at last week's post to see their 56s too.

Well, I know last week I said I was going to start on Revelation Space as soon as I finished the Jesus Mystery but I was in a fantasy mood still, not sci-fi and I just didn't feel like going on to Knife of Dreams just yet. Now that I'm coming to the end of the WOT re-read and getting ready to read the new ones, I'm oddly reluctant. Maybe it's that "I don't want it to end" thing. Well, I've had this other book sitting on my shelves waiting to be read for almost a year now. I'm diving in! It's a little hard to get started because there's a lot of new concepts right from the very first page (ones that are peculiar to this book's reality) and he doesn't ease you into it. I'm on page 31. hehehe


So here's this week's selection from The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker (just a side note, do you pronounce that with a long A or short a? It's driving me nuts).

Annoyed by their scrutiny, Achamian suppressed the urge to ask if they wanted, like any scrupulous slaver, to check his teeth.

19 comments:

Kah Woei said...

I haven't heard of this one, but that's an intriguing sentence. At least the character has spirit even if he's a slave. I'll be checking out this book to find out more info on it.

Mine's here.

Kathy Martin said...

I will have to look for this book. It sounds interesting.

Mine is from Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That sounds very intriguing...have to explore further.

Here's mine:

http://snowconnections.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/the-friday-56-4/

Vicki said...

Sounds like a strange book!

Mine's HERE

Bev Hankins said...

Great idea for a post. Here's my Friday 56: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-56.html

fredamans said...

I pick strange as my adjective too! Sounds good though.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-56_16.html

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Interesting book this week! Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-56linger-15.html

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Thanks for stopping by my review of Carnival - I am so glad that it peaked your interest! :D

My Friday 56 is up now too, here

Renee Vincent said...

Hey Tonya! Just wanted to let you know that I have a Mister Linky on my Friday 56. I've added your blog link and others have added theirs as well. This way, it's easier to link back to you.
Tell your friends so we can all link back to each other easier.
HERE is my Friday 56 post.

Renee Vincent said...

No problem! Just was letting you know that I have you linked here so my readers can jump over to you.

Becca said...

Mine's here.

Zakiya LadyWings said...

Hello! I just started the F56 today, so here's mine, July 16th

Amy Durham said...

My first Friday 56! From "Vampire Academy" by Richelle Mead.


http://amy-durham.blogspot.com/

Veggiemomof2 said...

The 9th Judgement by James Patterson

purplg8r said...

Here's my Friday 56

kewkew said...

Haven't heard of this book.
Here is my Friday 56:
http://memyselfiread.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-fun.html

Donna said...

This is a great way to be exposed to various books and genres. Your selection offers a very compelling view into the book. Here's mine. This my first time participating. Have a great weekend.

blog said...

I like your comments about this book, they do make it sound interesting. The quote grabs my attention for what it says about the character as well.

Mine has a very different feel, from The Language of Trees by Ilie Rubyth

ham1299 said...

Here's mine:
http://proudbooknerd.com/2010/07/17/book-beginnings-and-friday-56-low-red-moon/

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