Friday, July 9, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: Lunatic Express




"Outside of Pul-I-Khumri, the bus shuddered to a halt on the dusty roadside and couldn't be restarted."

-- Lunatic Express: Discovering the World . . . via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes by Carl Hoffman.

I am reading this to review for the Internet Review of Books.  Although I had some mixed feelings from the description of it, I am tearing right through it. I roll my eyes sometimes at Hoffman's travel-induced navel gazing, and haven't quite figured out what his message is -- what his take away point is going to be. But some of the descriptions of the countries he travels through and his harrowing means of travel are riveting.


NOTE

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a Friday fun "opening sentence" event hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Post the opening sentence of the book(s) you started this week and see what other books people have going.


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