Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Memes: Death & the Gentle Bull

Book Beginnings on Friday is a bookish meme now sponsored by Rose City Reader (who originally inspired the meme). 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 Gilion's place.

Here's the first paragraph from Death & The Gentle Bull by Frances & Richard Lockridge (couldn't stop with just one line):
The house itself was on a rise. Cars climbed from the road to it, along a drive shaded by tall hemlocks. People left the cars and went through the house, which was cool and empty; went through french doors, across a flagged terrace, to the lawn, which was by no means empty--nor, indeed, noticeably cool.

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate. Just grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it.

Here's mine from Death & The Gentle Bull by Frances & Richard Lockridge--actually from page 57, because page 56 is completely blank:

It seemed, now in mid-afternoon, that she had been answering the telephone, or dialing Western Union on it, for all of the fifteen hours since the bull had first bellowed.


fredamans said...

15 hours seems like a long time to bellow. Hope no bulls were harmed in the making of that book!

Bev Hankins said...

:-) I don't think any were.

gautami tripathy said...

Now this is intriguing!

Here is my post

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

I want to know more -- is this a vintage mystery or something newer? I want to go look it up.

Thanks for playing along with Book Beginnings on Fridays!

Rose City Reader