Friday, May 27, 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 did or did not like that sentence. Link up each week at Katy's place.

Here's mine from The Bloody Wood by Michael Innes:

"Do nightingales eat apples?" Bobby Angrave asked idly. He was a small, dark and handsome youth, in his second year at Oxford.

Such a mild beginning to a murder mystery with "bloody" in the title......


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, that certainly doesn't hint at murder, does it?

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Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

Hi Bev,

Very much a style of writing from a bygone time, isn't it?

I wonder what these 'comfortable, cosy' rimewriters would make of today's 'blood and guts' style of writing and of course, vice versa?

I am quite happy reading either style of crime writing, I just love the genre, and the matching covers on this series of Innes books, with the silhouette on the front cover, are amazing when you see them all together.


Helen's Book Blog said...

Of course, now I want to know if nightingales eat apples... what an odd thought