Thursday, March 21, 2024

I'll Never be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier -- BOOK BEGINNINGS


Thank you for joining me for Book Beginnings on Fridays. Please share the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading this week. You can also share from a book that caught your fancy, even if you are not reading it right now.

When the sun had gone, I saw that the water was streaked with great patches of crimson and gold.
-- from I'll Never be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier.

This is du Maurier's second novel. I'm reading it as part of a  group read on Instagram. We've been reading through her books for the last year and a half. I greatly enjoy this deep dive into the work of an author I had dabbled with before (Rebecca and Jamaica Inn) but had not explored extensively.

I'll Never be Young Again tells the story of a 21-year-old man estranged from his father and trying to find himself. I'm about a third of the way through. I enjoy it, because she can really spin a yarn, but it is not my favorite. The protagonist is extremely irritating.


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The Friday 56 is a natural tie-in with Book Beginnings. The idea is to share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of your featured book. If you are reading an ebook or audiobook, find your teaser from the 56% mark.

Freda at Freda's Voice started and hosted The Friday 56 for a long, long time. She is taking a break and Anne at My Head is Full of Books has taken on hosting duties in her absence. Please visit Anne's blog and link to your Friday 56 post.


From I'll Never be Young Again:
There was something terrible in the way Jake talked about the man he had murdered. Seemed impossible and unreal.
Like I said, she knows how to tell a good story! If only the main character wasn't such a sap.

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