The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Link up at Freda’s site
Today’s sentence comes from Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.
“My grandfather seemed to me stricken and afflicted, and indeed he was, like a man everlastingly struck by lightning, so that there was an ashiness about his cloths and his hair never settled and his eye had a look of tragic alarm when he wasn’t actually sleeping.”
I’ve heard that Gilead is quite the read, now you’ve gotten me even more intrigued!
Gilead was okay. It has a pretty high amount of religious content. I had no idea what it was about before I read it so I didn’t know about that. If I had known I don’t know if I would have read it. It’s not my kind of book at all.
What a descriptive 56!
Now I’m really curious. I’ve read another book about the family depicted in Gilead…now I must read this one!
Here’s MY FRIDAY MEMES POST –
I think you’re talking about Home. Gilead is about John Ames and his family. Home is about another family, the Boughtons. It takes place at the same time as Gilead. They are like two parts of the same book. 🙂
Interesting passage, I wonder what is wrong with the grandfather. I’m not familiar with this book but it sounds interesting.
Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I am still having problem commenting on some Blogger hosted blogs. Yours is one of them. So I’ll just comment about your ‘Friday 56’ post here. 🙂
I have to read something from the Pulp genre especially from Edgar Rice Burroughs.