Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.
I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires. Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.
This week I'm spotlighting my upcoming read, The Quantum Thief (Jean Le Flambeur #1) by Hannu Rajaniemi. It sounds like it's going to be an awesome, mind-bending cyberunk novel. And, I found this at my local bookstore when they had a huge sale and I was able to snag my copy for half off!
As always, before the warmind and I shoot each other, I try to make small talk.
"Prisons are always the same, don't you think?"
I don't even know if it can hear me. It has no visible auditory organs, just eyes, human eyes, hundreds of them in the ends of stalks that radiate from its body like some exotic fruit. It hovers on the other side of the glowing line that separates our cells. The huge silver Colt would look ridiculous in the grip of its twig-like manipulator limbs if it hadn't already shot me with it fourteen thousand times.
Isidore eats octopus risotto for lunch in a small restaurant on the edge of the park. The ink leaving interesting pattern in the napkin when he dabs his lips. He sits and watches people in the park for half an hour, scribbling in his notebook, making observations. Then he gets up and goes back to the chocolate factory to spring his trap.