Friday, February 12, 2016

The Friday 56 (51) The Marvels by Brian Selznick

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

The quote comes from page 392 since 56 is an illustration.

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Two seemingly unrelated stories--one in words, the other in pictures--come together. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries...

"Joseph was lost. Somewhere far away the headlights of a car swept through the snowy night. He stopped to rest beneath a low passageway of an ancient cobblestone street."--The Marvels by Brian Selznick


What are you reading this week?

19 comments:

  1. I saw that book at my local book store and when I looked through it I didn't really see much to read, also the font in the edition I picked up was really small. It had really beautiful art though, I thought it was a gorgeous book.

    My Friday:Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. Brian Selznick's novels don't typically have many words, because half the story is told through pictures. The art is really gorgeous, and the stories are great too. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  2. Probably not one I'd normally grab but you've got me curious now:)

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/02/12/the-friday-56-94-night-shift-jill-kismet-1/

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  3. Sounds complex! Thanks for sharing and enjoy. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. I'm intrigued by the premise of this book. Sounds like a good one.
    My Friday post features THE HURRICANE SISTERS.

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    1. I really enjoyed this one, and I recommend it. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  5. Sounds different, but interesting. I hope you're enjoying it! Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great weekend!

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  6. I really like the writing for this one even with this small excerpt. Hope you enjoy the weekend!

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  7. I like that the story begins with a lone survivor of a shipwreck. Hope you enjoy it to the end!

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    1. I really did enjoy the book. There was a lot I liked about it. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  8. This sounds interesting - thanks for visiting my Friday meme

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  9. I've been wanting to read this book for some time now. I hope you enjoy it.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. I did enjoy it, and I hope you find the time to give it a read. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  10. I really enjoyed this one, even though it wasn't my favorite by Selznik. :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings) and my current giveaway.

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