Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Book Beginnings Meme

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 the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.
From the prologue:
The night before he went to London, Richard Mayhew was not enjoying himself.

Title: Neverwhere
Author: Neil Gamain

A nice first sentence. I am really enjoying this book. I got it a couple of years ago when a co-worker of mine was extolling the author.  He did not actually mention this particular book but shortly after I came across Neverwhere in the bookstore and thought I would give it a try. So far I am glad that I did.


  1. Now I'm very curious about what's going on with Richard Mayhew. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Unlike most zombie books, the zombies in Rot & Ruin are not vilified as monsters by everyone. True, they are mindless killers and humans must protect themselves, but the author has posed some interesting questions. Kind of makes you think.

  3. Interesting. I wonder what's happening. Great line.

    Thanks for stopping by PBN! :-)

  4. Ah but I'm sure that will all be about to change. Just making it to London has got to put a smile on your face. I'm heading there in 6 weeks and already I'm grinning from ear-to-ear! I can't wait :)

  5. I love this first line. Now I am going to read this bok, too. Love Gaiman.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    My Head is Full of Books

  6. Interesting first sentence. I have never read Gaiman, but I might give him a try.

  7. It's a fairly innocuous sentence, but there's definitely a sort of tension inherent in it. I'd be interested to read the rest of it.

  8. Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

    @Book Gatherer: I agree about London! Have a great time!

  9. "Evelyn is quiet as she gets ready to go out."
    Katie Gates
    The Somebody Who

    This is one of those books you're delighted to have discovered. The book review is almost writing itself!

    I'm glad Marlena Cassidy referred me to your blog; I hope you're having a great holiday weekend.

  10. Thanks, Marlena!
    And thank you, Michelle for stopping by. I'm definitely going to check out The Somebody Who.