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? :)