Friday, January 25, 2013

The Friday 56 - The Other Hand, By Chris Cleave

 The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. The rules are simple:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you. (I cheat sometimes and put a little more than a sentence!)
*Post it.
The Other Hand*Add your post URL to the Link.

This weeks 56 comes from The Other Hand by Chris Cleave which I got the other day. I picked it up and read the first page and before I knew it I was half way through! WOW! I am totally engrossed in reading this great book which is also known as 'Little Bee'. I have never read anything by Chris Cleave before - WHY NOT???? Amazing writing and storytelling.

"I looked up and saw the two of them watching me, grey faced and serious. Neon crackled. On the wall clock, a fresh minute snapped over the old one."

The Other Hand 
Chris Cleave


  1. I really like the clever and original descriptions in this excerpt. "Neon crackled" is just perfect. Thanks for introducing me to this book and this writer.
    My Book Beginning/Friday 56 post features Perigee Moon.

  2. Oh, I've heard good things about this one...only I heard about the Little Bee version.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. Puts you right there in the moment with the snap of the clock.

  4. Sounds interesting. Have a great weekend!

  5. I just love it when a book draws you in like that! Sounds like great word crafting from the author. I look forward to your review.


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