Friday, 15 July 2011

Book Beginnings On Friday

This Book Beginnings On Friday meme is hosted over at A Few More Pages. The idea is to share the first line or two of the book you're reading, and to give your first impression, based on that opening. Then head over and see what everyone else is reading!

I've just finished one book and am just about to start another, so this really is my first impression! Rather than being retrospective, I'm reading these lines for the first time with you! The book I'm about to start is called 'Brightwing', and it's written by Sullivan Lee. So, let's crack open that cover together and see what we find...

"It was a shame about the hooker."

Ooooh I think this is a great opening! It throws up so many questions, that straight away I want answering. What happened to the hooker? I presume she died, but why, how and by whom? I like the way that from this sentence alone, we can't tell whether it's sincere or sarcastic - if the narrator is sincere, why couldn't anything be done? Or if they're sarcastic, what kind of person would be so blasé and disrespectful to not care what happened to this person, especially using a term like 'hooker' rather than 'poor young girl' or something more sympathetic. My money's on the latter, sarcastic option, but I'm looking forward to reading on and finding out whether I'm wrong or right!

What do you think? :)


  1. Ha! That'll grab you, esp. in a book with a fantasy-sounding title.

  2. That is a great opener! Love that it arouses my curiosity and suggests a wonderfully mysterious story.


  3. I love when the first sentence of a book is completely different from the title. This is one is great. I can just imagine someone saying that as a throwaway line at dinner or something.

  4. That certainly makes me want to know what happened to the woman and why it was a shame. Good Choice. Enjoy the book. My BB post is up.

  5. It's certainly an attention-grabbing first line, and I see what you mean about the irreverence of calling her a hooker... you'll have to let us know.

  6. Ooh. That's a good opener. I'm thinking there's some serious sarcasm going on.

  7. Ooooooooo what hooker? Interesting opener.

    Great teaser!

    Here is my BBF :)

  8. Ha! That's an interesting way to pull the reader in - it does make you want to know more!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  9. That's a great attention-getting first line for sure. Less than ten words too -- should be an interesting read. Hope you enjoy!

    (Also thanks for your word help on my blog.)


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