Book beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme sponsored by Katy at A Few More Pages. Here’s what you do: share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments section . Include the title and author so we know what you’re reading. Then, if you are so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and if you liked or did not like that sentence. Link-up each week at Katy’s place.

Here’s mine from Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh

Earth and Outward 2005-2352

The stars, like all man’s other ventures, were an obvious impracticality, as rash and improbable an ambition as the first venture of man onto Earth’s own great oceans, or into the air, or into space.

I really like space opera, and even more so when it’s well done. I already had high hopes for this book as I’ve liked other books by C.J. Cherry and the fact that Downbelow Station won a Hugo Award when it first came out. I’ve almost finished it and I’m still really happy with it.


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Posted on February 18, 2011, in Literature/Books, Quotes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Interesting! I’ve been meaning to read more science fiction (I do enjoy it when I get around to it), so maybe I should look for this one.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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