Mar 10, 2017

Book Beginning: The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin

The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin, October 25, 2016

Book beginning:
Chapter One
A week before the fourth anniversary of 9/11, my boss, Kaiming, barged into my office, rattling a three-page printout in his hands.
"Look at this, Danling," he said, dropping the papers on my desk. "This is outrageous! How could they claim that George W. Bush had agreed to endorse a book by Yan Haili? Everyone can tell it's a lie the size of heaven."

Page 56:

Then she said, "I have written a script, and a movie company has been considering it."

About the book: From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: an urgent, timely novel that follows an aspiring author, an outrageous book idea, and a lone journalist’s dogged quest for truth in the Internet age. (publisher)

Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader. 


  1. Sounds like an interesting story. I have a YA fantasy this week - Hunted by Meghan Spooner. Happy reading!

  2. Not sure that I would like this one. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine...

  3. Oh, now I am definitely curious! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “EENY MEENY”

  4. This sounds like a pretty interesting book. Thanks for mentioning it. Enjoy your current read! :-)

  5. I guess she set him straight. Doesn't strike me as something I'd enjoy but I like to try different plots and genres now and then.

    My Friday 56 from The Roanoke Girls

  6. Sounds really intriguing! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  7. The beginning is certainly unique!

  8. Sounds like this plot has definite possibilities. The opening makes me want to know more.
    My Friday post features Blueprints.

  9. I am curious to know more. Happy weekend!


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