Friday, 8 July 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday

Yay it's Friday! And you know what this means... It's time for another book beginning! This meme is hosted over at A Few More Pages. The idea is that you give the first line or two of the book you're reading, and your opinion based on just that opening.

So, this week I started reading 'Nemesis' by Jo Nesbo. So far it's a great book! But, before I get carried away, here's the opening:

"I'm going to die. And it makes no sense. That wasn't the plan, not my plan, anyway."
Wow! There's nothing like throwing the reader right into the thick of things! I love that whoever this person is had some kind of plan or mission, which has somehow taken a drastic turn and he/she now knows they're going to die. It seems that someone else might have planned to kill this narrator, and so I couldn't wait to find out why, how, and who they were. I also love the element of humour in it, that someone could plan to die!

I think this is a brilliant opening, and I can assure you that the rest of this chapter (which is only a page long) and the whole of the next are just as exciting!

I can't wait to finish this book and review it, so look out for the rest of my verdict!


  1. I do like an opener that thrusts us right into the midst of things, and this one does just that.


  2. Great opening! I understand why you would need to keep reading. I'll be looking forward to your review. Happy reading!

  3. That's quite a grabber...and I can see where dying wouldn't be the speaker's plan.

  4. It wasn't the narrator's plan to die? Ha! Good line.

    My book beginning is part of my book review for the wonderful historical novel: Between Shades of Gray.

    New follower!

  5. It's a great set up for the rest of novel without screaming EXPOSITION at the reader. There's the narrator's plan, someone else's plan, and of course, the conflict. Brilliant.

  6. Wow - a great opening line indeed. I'll certainly be looking out for your review!

  7. Nice! I've been wanting to read a book by Jo Nesbo, and this one sounds good!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  8. Looking forward to a review!

  9. Love the opening! Sounds like it is going to be a great book.


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