Friday, December 4, 2015

Book Beginnings: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

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.

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

"In the late 1950s, the Royal Canadian Air Force produced a booklet on isometrics, a form of exercise that enjoyed a short but devoted vogue with my father."

Isometrics is a great example of one of the many, many oddball but harmless trends in the 1950s, most of which Bill's family participated in. Isometrics comes up a few times throughout the book.

3 comments:

Fiza Halliwell said...

Sounds like a pretty serious read, how are you finding it?

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Carin Siegfried said...

Oh no, Fiza. It's very funny. Not serious (although serious things happened in the 50s)

Lauren Stoolfire said...

This is a memoir, right? Sounds intriguing either way.

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