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
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark's short fiction, where humans live and work alongside otherworldly beings; the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities handles the issues that can arise between the magical and the mundane. Senior Agent Hamed al-Nasr shows his new partner Agent Onsi the ropes of investigation when they are called to subdue a dangerous, possessed tram car. What starts off as a simple matter of exorcism, however, becomes more complicated as the origins of the demon inside are revealed.
Beginning: "The office of Superintendent of Tram Safety & Maintenance at Ramses Station had all the décor befitting someone who had been elevated--or likely pushed along the lines of patronage--into such a vaulted position."
56: "Madaam Mariam remained quiet for a while. She turned to stare at a painting above her work desk, one of the few spaces not taken up by dolls."
Comments: I finally read The Haunting of Tram Car 015, and I really enjoyed this story. What are you reading this week?