Thursday, September 1, 2016

Book Begininng: We are All Completely Beside Ourselves



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Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



So the middle of my story comes in the winter of 1996.

-- We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. This provocative novel about a family that tried to twin a chimp with a child won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2014.

I like the sidelong reference to the classic rule of starting a story in medias res.

8 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been wanting to read this book!

Bev Bouwer said...

I loved this book - my daughter read it first, and she recommended it to me. It's wonderfully original.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I think I would have been in second grade back in 1996... :)

Maria said...

This is the first time I've seen this book - never heard of it before - will have to check out more info about it. Interesting choice.

Mareli Thalwitzer said...

My Book Club read that one before I joined and they had very mix feeling about it. I still like the premises though and believe I still want to read it. Did you enjoy Froelich's Ladder? Here's my Friday Meets:http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/09/friday-meets-another-one-down-drain.html

Sherry Fundin said...

Great job...you have made me curious. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Katherine P said...

This one is intriguing! It's been on my TBR for awhile.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The title grabbed me, and the book's beginning made me want to know more. I'm curious about how a family could "twin" a chimp with a child!
Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings.
Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

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