Book beginnings on Friday: August 12th 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.

My beginning this week is from a book that is number two in a series. The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller chronicle day two) by Patrick Rothfuss.

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick RothfussPrologue

A Silence of Three Parts

Dawn was coming. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.

The most obvious part was a vast, echoing quiet made by things that were lacking. If there had been a storm, raindrops would have tapped and pattered against the selas vines behind the inn. Thunder would have muttered and rumbled and chased the silence down the road like fallen autumn leaves. If there had been travelers stirring in their rooms they would have stretched and grumbled the silence away like fraying, half-forgotten dreams. If there had been music…but no, of course there was no music. In fact there were none of these things, and so the silence remained.

As it’s number two in a series I was already well motivated to read it. Still, it’s a good beginning that would hook me in any book.


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

Posted on August 12, 2011, in Literature/Books, Quotes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wow that’s really captivating!

  2. Very descriptive! LOVE the cover, it looks very oninous!
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  3. Oops, I meant ominous.

  4. That is a fantastic beginning! So descriptive and mood-setting!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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