The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---
Title: Tales from the South Pacific by James Michener
I wish I could tell you about the South Pacific. The way it actually was. The endless ocean. The infinite speaks of coral we call islands...But whenever I start to talk about the South Pacific, people intervene. I try to tell somebody what the steaming Hebrides was like, and first thing you know I'm telling about the old Tonkinese woman who used to sell human heads. As souvenirs. For fifty dollars!Friday 56:
Shortly after Bill learned to play volleyball, he made junior-grade lieutenant, automatically. He was chagrined at the promotion, especially when he read in a letter from home that Lenore's brother Eddiie, who had joined the Army, was already a captain! The news made Bill restless. He wanted to be doing something. There was great activity in the air. Things were happening in the world, and he was sitting on Efate, sunning himself, becoming a volleyball champion.Comment: This is my Classics Club Spin book. I just started it (I'm on page one!) But here are a few things I know so far: This was Michener's first novel and it was so good, it won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1948. It is collection of short stories set during WWII in the South Pacific. The very famous Broadway musical, South Pacific, came from this book. It is not as hefty as his other novels. It is only 380 pages compared to the average of 1000 in many of his other books.I like the beginning, don't you?