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Friday, April 5, 2013

The Friday 56: No Hope for Gomez! by Graham Parke

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*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link your post.

Winner of Foreword Book of the Year Awards

It's the age-old tale:
Boy meets girl.
Boy stalks girl.
Girl already has a stalker.
Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.
We've seen it all before, many times, but this time it's different. If only slightly. When Gomez Porter becomes a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a blog. What Gomez isn't ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seeming strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, his neighbor boiling salamanders on his balcony at midnight, the super sexy lab assistant who falls for him but is unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science. But when one of the trial participants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced illusions, he decides it's time to go underground and work out a devious plan.
Now, years later, his blogs have been recovered from a defunct server. For the first time we can find out firsthand what happened to Gomez as he takes us on a wild ride of discovery. (Goodreads)

"Blog entry: Wondered whether attracting weird characters was perhaps some kind of knack, and whether this might turn out to be my only knack in life." pg 56


  1. Replies
    1. Half way done and so far it's different. Can't wait to see how things unfold. Glad you loved it.

  2. Amazing how so few words can make you want to read a book - or not as the case might be.

    1. Yikes! I didn't have much to choose from page 56, it so happen that there was only one other line. --I'm almost done with it. I'll let you know how the read was for me. :)

  3. is that rodin on the cover? different how? :)

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