Thursday, April 16, 2020

Book Beginning: The Overstory by Richard Powers

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
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MY BOOK BEGINNING



Now is the time of chestnuts.

-- The Overstory by Richard Powers. I love this book so far, although I am only about four hours into a 24 hour audiobook. I heard some people complain it was dreamy and slow and I do not find it that way at all. So far, it has plenty of story enough for me. Each chapter has been like a separate short story introducing a new character. I understand from the book description that they are all going to connect in some way.

The Overstory won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. I'm trying to read all the Pulitzer fiction winners, which is why I'm reading this, but I am glad I am.




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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING




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.


MY FRIDAY 56

Jean takes her brothers into the forest preserve. There, the three of them hold the service their father won't allow.



18 comments :

  1. I've heard mixed things about this. Some people rave and other end up not finishing it. I find Pulitzer Prize winners are often like that, they elicit strong responses. Hope you continue to enjoy it.

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    1. I'm a completist, so I'm sure I'll finish. I even finished The Goldfinch -- definitely a Pulitzer winner that elicited strong responses! I didn't like it at all and I still finished it.

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  2. Your book does look tempting.

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  3. 24 hours?! I can not imagine. I'm glad it's working so far for you and hope that continues.

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    1. And I just finished Stone's Fall, which was also 24 hours. Being stuck at home is making me crazy.

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  4. Sounds good. I'm glad you are enjoying it.

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    1. Now 1/3 of the way through and still loving it.

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  5. I've never heard of The Overstory, but I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it so far! I think it's an interesting idea to try to read all the Pulitzer winners! Good luck.

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    1. It is pretty new. I'm pretty nerdy about reading prize winners. The Pulitzer is just one of many. Oh well, everyone needs a hobby.

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  6. What a sad 56!! I want to know more though! I added you to the linky. Happy weekend, stay safe!

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    1. It is sad! It is an unexpectedly sad part of the book. I think that thread of the story will come back later.

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  7. I'm not really into listening audiobooks, but I would gladly read this one!

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    1. I had to get used to audiobooks, and now I love them.

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  8. I have that book already, and maybe I'll get it read soon.

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    1. Drop a note and let me know what you think after you read it.

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  9. The Overstory is pretty much the most brilliant book I've read in a long time. Worth the effort.

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  10. This sounds interesting. I have not heard of it before. Good luck with your reading goal!

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