Thursday, August 4, 2022

The Reservoir by David Duchovny -- BOOK BEGINNINGS



These summer weeks are just drifting by! Welcome back to Book Beginnings on Fridays, where you can share the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading this week. You can also chose to share from a book that captured your fancy, even if you are not reading it right now. 

The reservoir is why Ridley took this apartment eleven years ago. A view of water -- so hard to come by in New York City. 
-- The Reservoir by David Duchovny.

Yes, that David Duchovny. We all think of The X-Files when we hear his name. But he writes books. He's also has a band. Not being one to keep up on celebrity news, maybe I'm the last person to know all this, but I about fell out of my chair laughing when I saw Duchovny on The Chair with Sandra Oh. He steals the show with this scene (the clip has a 10 second trailer at the beginning before it starts for real with her knocking on the door -- stick with it).

The Reservoir is Duchovney's new novella, following four novels. He wrote The Reservoir during the pandemic, about a man stuck in his New York apartment during the pandemic. The man believes a woman across Central Park is signaling to him in Morse code and that there is a mystery that can only be solved by discovering what lies at the bottom of the reservoir in the park. It's parts mystery, father/daughter story, dark rom-com, and psychological delusion.

I got my copy of The Reservoir through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program. It looks like a quick summer read so I plan to read it this month.


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Another fun Friday event is The Friday 56. Share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of your book, or 56% of the way through your e-book or audiobook, on this weekly event hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice.


From The Reservoir:
He showered, shampooed, shaved, trimmed his eyebrows and nose hairs, and doused himself with some old cologne. Does cologne get better with age, like wine?


  1. Love the look and sound of this one!

  2. I thought his name looked familiar when I saw the book cover! I wasn't aware of the fact that he also a writer. The Reservoir looks interesting too, and I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  3. I always adored Duchovny on The XFiles. I did know he wrote books, but I've ever read them. This sounds like a good one. Have a great weekend!

  4. That's a good opening. Tells us a little something about the main character and helps set the scene for the action to follow.

  5. I had no idea David Duchovny wrote books! This one sounds interesting. I'd read it!

  6. This is one I recently put on my list!! Happy weekend!

  7. A view of water is always a perfect location. The summer is going by too quickly. Have a great weekend!


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