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Friday, October 9, 2015

Book Beginnings: Let Me Explain You

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. 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.

Let Me Explain You by Annie Liontas

"Dear, Family. Daughters & Ex-Wife: Let me explain you something: I am sick in a way that no doctor would have much understand."

That's because Stavros Stavros hasn't been to a doctor. But he thinks he is dying in ten days because a goat has showed up at his Greek diner in New Jersey. The book is written in a witty way that takes into account the cadence and sentence structure of a long-ago immigrant who never mastered English 100% but in a completely understandable and easy-to-read way.

3 comments:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love the way the author has shown the character's limited English but made his message understandable too. I'd keep reading to find out if the goat actually foretold his death!
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Anne Bennett said...

Sounds really different. Don't know if I would like it.

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Elizabeth said...

I am laughing. A goat showing up at his diner.

Sounds fun and good.

THANKS for sharing.

Elizabeth
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