Friday, April 22, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme sponsored by Katy at A Few More Pages. Here's what you do: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments section. Include the title and author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you are so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and if you liked or did not like that sentence. Link up each week at Katy's place.

Here's mine from Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes:

Six North Africans were playing boules beneath Flaubert's statue. Clean cracks sounded over the grumble of jammed traffic. With a final, ironic caress from the fingertips, a brown hand dispatched a silver globe.


Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Not sure I know what to make of the first line. Who is the dispatcher of the silver globe and what is the silver globe?

Katy said...

Hmm, I'm guessing that boules is similar to bocce? I'm wondering where this story takes place now, since the characters so far are North Africans, but no specifics on location.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!