Book beginnings on Friday: March 4th 2011

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.

As you might have seen from my last post I’ve read Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. This week’s beginning is from another book by Kate Atkinson: One Good Turn.

He was lost. He wasn’t used to being lost. He was the kind of man who drew up plans and then executed them efficiently, but now everything was conspiring against him in ways he decided he couldn’t have foreseen.

After reading the first few lines I was still a bit non-committal. It’s always intriguing with someone who normally is in control loosing that control, but I wasn’t sure.

By the bottom of the second page I was completely hooked.


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Librarian, reader, atheist, blogger, golfer, lesbian, geek.

Posted on March 4, 2011, in Literature/Books, Quotes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. You’re right; that isn’t a very strong beginning, but it’s good to hear that you got hooked so quickly

  2. Sounds interesting and I can relate to the feeling. Happy reading!

  3. It is interesting to see what someone who is used to plans & schedules does when those plans go awry.

    thanks for visiting mine!

  4. He sounds frustrated. I think as a beginning it shows promise.

    Thanks for participating!

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