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Friday, May 21, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

"Marx has completely changed the way I view the world," declared the Pallières boy this morning, although ordinarily he says nary a word to me.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, translated by Alison Anderson
I talked my friend in Chicago into giving me her copy of this (which she has already read). After all, she still has the original in French! Starting off with Marx and talking about philosophy seriously in a novel immediately reminded me of Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, which is also translated.

4 comments:

atla said...

I listened to the sample of this one on audible a while back, when I was listening to a ton of audiobooks. It seemed awful.. but I really think that was just the reader.

Looking forward to your review of it!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds intriguing...and I love the title of the book.

Here's mine:

http://laurelrainsnowswonderland.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/book-beginnings-on-friday-5/

Christina T said...

Interesting way to start the story. I never enjoyed philosophy and had to take it twice in college! I hope you enjoy the book.

Becky (Page Turners) said...

oo, I love that opening sentence. I want to read this one now. I will look forward to your review