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's name.
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MY BOOK BEGINNING
"I had a disagreeable dream," the old man said.
-- Paradise Postponed by John Mortimer.
That is a troublesome opening sentence for me because, as a rule, I dislike the recounting of dreams in fiction. A personal dislike. But it works here -- the full opening scene is very good.
I've gathered many of John Mortimer's books on my TBR shelf, including several of his Rumpole books, but this is the first I've read. I am enjoying it and have the sequel, Titmuss Regained, to look forward to.