Friday, August 29, 2014

August 29th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

It's a Friday before a long weekend.  And I've almost survived my first week at a new job (only one day to go until I've officially survived)!  Let's celebrate with this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I've actually been rereading a book from 20 years ago, and I really enjoyed visiting it again.  The review is right here.


Yes, it's a murder mystery and yes, it's set in Death Valley, how appropriate is that?

And here's how it all begins:

A hundred feet off the deck and eighty feet below sea level!  He glanced again at his altimeter to make sure.  Flatline.  He did it!  Now to get out of here before someone read his numbers.

And skipping ahead to page 56, we finds:

Walking through this jam-packed campground behind Hippo made Jack feel like a tugboat follwing an ice breaker.  He simply strolled along in the wide open swath Hippo's bulk cut.

Let the speculation on what it means begin, and enjoy your long weekend if you live here in the states.

14 comments:

  1. I'm wondering what flatline means and why he's worried about the numbers. And I can see Hippo. I love rereading a book after many years. Looking forward to your review.
    Here is my 56 from I'm With You - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/08/29/the-friday-56-34-im-with-you-by-taylor-dean/
    Congrats on your new job!

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    1. Fortunately, in this case, the book held up to my memories. The review is now up here if you are interested. http://carstairsconsiders.blogspot.com/2014/08/book-review-death-valley-by-sandy.html

      Thanks for the congrats!

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  2. I'm in the mood for a good mystery. Hope you enjoy this one.

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  3. I love outdoorsy books. I might have to add this to my list!
    Here's My Book Beginning/Friday 56

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    1. Most of the book takes place in various parts of Death Valley, so I'm sure you'll love it when you want an outdoorsy book.

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  4. Did he fake his death?

    Sounds pretty good.

    ENJOY the weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Follow Friday Four Fill-In

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  5. Between the Flatline comment and the Hippo, I'm very curious! Thanks for stopping by my blog Mark.

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    1. So the snippets I chose worked. :)

      Thanks for stopping by yourself.

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  6. Congrats on the job, hope you're enjoying the book!

    Happy weekend!

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    1. I did enjoy rereading the book very much.

      And thanks!

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  7. I haven't read this book but it's always fun to revisit old favorites - especially when they live up to our memories. Congrats on surviving your first week!

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    1. Thanks!

      I was just glad this one was as good as I remembered it being. Sometimes I need nostalgia glasses to remember what I saw in something, but not this time.

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