Friday Firsts: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel #RRSciFiMonth
Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others. Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader. As this month is Sci fi Month 2016 my book today is a science fiction novel that I’ve had on my shelves for a while now.
‘The king stood in a pool of blue light, unmoored. This was act 4 of King Lear, a winter night at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. Earlier in the evening, three little girls had played a clapping game onstage as the audience entered, childhood versions of Lear’s daughters, and now they’d returned as hallucinations in the mad scene. The king tumbled and reached for them as they flitted here and there in the shadows. His name was Arthur Leander. He was fifty-one years old and there were flowers in his hair.
“Dost thou know me?” the actor playing Gloucester asked. “I remember thine eyes well enough,” Arthur said, distracted by the child version of Cordelia, and this was when it happened. There was a change in his face, he stumbled, he reached for a column but misjudged the distance and struck it hard with the side of his hand.’
Station Eleven – which is your favourite cover: I like both and they’re so completely different but on balance I think the dark cover would attract my attention more.
My First Impressions
I really don’t know what to expect from this book and I’m not sure that opening really gives much away! But, I’m really looking forward to this book so, here goes..
What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to join in.