"The sea which lies before me as I write glows rather than sparkles in the bland May sunshine."
-- The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch, a novel about an aging playwright/director/actor who retires to the North Sea coast of England.
This won the Booker prize in 1978. I am reading it for my Battle of the Prizes, British Version challenge. It will also count as one of my Chunkster Challenge reads.
Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly Opening Sentence event now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.