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Friday, May 6, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday (May 6, 2011)

How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.




I just started this one last night - Here is the first couple of sentences:

(1863)
Captain Samuel Whiting removed his gloves and sat on the cot in his tent.  It had been a long, grueling day of battle, and his clothes were soaked through with sweat.
(from Darkness Follows byMike Dellosso)

These first two lines are from the Prologue and so I don't think they give a good feel for the book.  I want to include the first couple of sentences from the first chapter also:

(Present day)
Sam Travis awoke in the middle of the night, cold and terrified.  The dream had come again.  His brother.  The shot.

These sentences I think represent the book more - they definitely intrigued me more!  Seems like there is going to be a mystery of some kind and notice the first name of both characters - Samuel and Sam - wondering what the relationship there is.  This book will be reviewed here on May 10 - so be sure to come back and see my final impressions!





3 comments:

Bev Hankins said...

Ooh. Was his brother the one doing the shooting or the one who was shot? Very intriguing.

I'm just starting one based on Sherlock Holmes: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-beginnings-on-friday.html

mostraum said...

Oh, it looks intruiging. I liked both quotes, and the book goes on my tbr-list.

The Book Gatherer said...

I really like a book that jumps between time in this way. Hope you're enjoying it!
Here's my beginning:
http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-beginningson-friday.html

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