Friday, December 17, 2010
Book Beginnings on Friday
Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme now hosted by Katy over at A Few More Pages. 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 author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you like, let us know what your first impressions were based on the first line, and let us know why you did or did not like the sentence. Link up over at Katy's page every Friday.
Here is mine from The Long Skeleton by Frances & Richard Lockridge:
The sweep hand of the electric wall clock trotted downstairs to "30" and began to trot up again. an assistant director held his right hand beyond his right ear, the index finger pointed upward.
My thoughts: There have certainly been more exciting beginnings to a story. If I weren't well acquainted with the Lockridges (and know that I love their books), I might doubt whether I wanted to plunge into this one.