Friday, October 1, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: Brazzaville Beach



"I never really warmed to Clovis -- he was far too stupid to inspire real affection -- but he always claimed a corner of my heart, largely, I suppose, because of the way he instinctively and unconsciously cupped his genitals whenever he was alarmed or nervous."

-- Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd.

My! That one got my attention.

This won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. William Boyd is one of my favorites.


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