Book beginnings on Friday: April 29, 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.

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

This week my beginning is from a science fiction novel, The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi.

“No one noticed the rock.

And for a very good reason. The rock was nondescript, one of millions of chunks of rock and ice floating in the parabolic orbit of a long-dead short-period comet, looking just like any chunk of that deceased comet might.

I really liked the first line. You just know that rock has to be something odd.


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Posted on April 29, 2011, in Literature/Books, Quotes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice opener…thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. Excellent first line, indeed! Clearly there’s something about that rock.

    Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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