Monday, September 14, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: Plainsong

"Here was this man Tom Guthrie in Holt standing at the back window in the kitchen of his house smoking cigarettes and looking over the back lot where the sun was just coming up." -- Plainsong by Kent Haruf. This is my book club book for September. So far, the consensus is that it is a "sweet" book. Hopefully we can all come up with more than that to say about it. .

6 comments :

Keith and Jen said...

I will have much more to say. I loved it. Can't wait for the next meeting.

Rose City Reader said...

Good! I always look forward to your insights, Jen, because you have such a lovely way of looking at the world.

Marie said...

sometimes short lists are the best kind! :-)

Sun Singer said...

The spare prose of the book was the first thing I noticed, beginning with that opening line. Those words become, as the pages go by, a song.

The song lost some of its beauty in the movie. Too bad.

Malcolm

Miss Laura said...

I have more words for you: butter porn.

Beth F said...

I loved this book. I thought it was a bit more than sweet, but maybe that's just me.

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