Friday, April 6, 2012

Book Beginning: Light on the Devils


Sorry I messed up the post this morning! Insane week. 

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author.

Leave a link to your post.  If you don't have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.



My Book Beginning:


In a town called Happy Camp, beside a river that he had known all his life, a man drove into the deserted parking lot of an abandoned lumber mill, sat for a while in the cab of his pickup truck, and then blew his brains out.
-- Light on the Devils: Coming of Age on the Klamath by Louise Wagenknecht (from OSU Press and a good pick for the Memorable Memoirs challenge).

Wow! I wasn't expecting such a shocking beginning.


Thanks go to Becky at Page Turners for starting this weekly event, and to Katy at A Few More Pages, who graciously hosted for a year and a half.

17 comments :

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, that is a shocker! I do want to know more....

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I don't see a Linky...so here's my link:

MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Kasumi said...

Wow, that beginning is... wow!

About mine, Linky problems again?
This is my BBF:
http://resumiendotodo.blogspot.com.es/2012/04/bbf-43-un-amor-peligroso.html

enchantedbybooks said...

Here is my Book Beginning: http://enchantedbybooks.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/book-beginnings-on-fridays-2/

pictureperfectcooking said...

That is SOME beginning! Here is my Book Beginnings post:
http://pictureperfectcooking.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/book-beginnings-15/

patricia burroughs said...

That is a GREAT first sentence.

My post: http://planetpooks.com/?p=4430

Rose City Reader said...

Sorry for the mix up this morning! I got Mr. Linky up and added all your links.

Hopefully I'll get the kinks worked out by next week.

Rikki said...

Yes, that is quite a shocking beginning. And makes you want to know more...

JC Jones said...

Shocking start for sure.

srivalli said...

That was a shocking beginning!

guiltlessreading said...

I'm joining in! :) Thanks for hosting!

What a way to begin a book!

guiltlessreading said...

I'm joining in! :) Thanks for hosting!

What a way to begin a book!

Bev Hankins said...

Wow. Yes, very shocking...especially after telling us that he was in "Happy Camp" of all places....

fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

I guess that 'Happy Camp' wasn't quite so 'Happy' any more.

Those are certainly some shocking lines and well suited to a thriller, rather than a memoir.

I have to admit that if I came across those lines, I would need to know more, however armed with the knowledge that this is a memoir, I would probably leave it on the shelves of the bookstore all the same.

Enjoy your book and have a very Happy Easter,

Yvonne

thejoyofbooking.com said...

Thanks for popping by my site yesterday - I'd definitely appreciate the new image! thejoyofbooking at gmail. thanks!

My Piece of the World said...

My first time participating! Thanks for the fun...I will check back every week to continue. Are you enjoying the book?

myseryniti said...

Would love to join in starting tomorrow! :D

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