Thursday, June 14, 2018

Book Beginning: Beginner's Luck by Malcolm Terence




Writers use many devices. I think my favorite is irony, in which the writer pretends to support something that is unsupportable.

-- Beginner's Luck: Dispatches from the Klamath Mountains by Malcolm Terence. In the 1960s, Terence helped found the Black Bear Ranch commune near the California-Oregon border, as he has now chronicled in his "rollicking new memoir."

PORTLAND EVENT: Malcolm Terence will be reading and signing Beginner's Luck at Powell's City of Books in downtown Portland on Monday, June 25, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

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.



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What an intriguing book!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

I can't believe how uncanny the coincidence .... The book I am reading right now 'Lake Of Fire' by Mark Stevens, almost mirrors the storyline of your own book, right down to the earth-dwelling commune and the mountain fires (although Mark's are in the 'Flat Tops' of Colorado) .... Of course, mine is also a fiction story, but the similarities are definitely there!

It kind of makes me tempted to read 'Beginner's Luck', in spite of my general aversion to memoirs!

Thanks for sharing and for hosting BBOF :)


BooksPlease said...

It looks like it would make a good film. I'd like to read a bit more to see what it's like.

Breana M. said...

That book sounds interesting. Enjoy your current read!

Tea said...

The book isn't calling me. I do hope you enjoy the reading and signing, if you go.

Yvonne said...

This sounds like it has a lot of potential. I'd be interested in reading more.

Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility said...

Happy weekend reading! Hope you enjoy the signing

Elizabeth said...

Love the cover.

I am a very visual person. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Roberta said...

Thanks for the Bloomsday extra.

I like the first line of Beginner's Luck. It sets the tone, with just a whiff of humor.

Ronnie said...

I agree with what this first line says. I like irony in writing or in any other form.

Ronnie @ Paradise Found

Tea said...

I didn't know. Happy Bloomsday!

Nicki J Markus said...

I adore Ulysses. I read it at university and wrote my final essay for Modern European Literature on it!

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