Saturday, July 21, 2012

Opening Sentence: The Gatehouse


A week had passed since my return from London, and I was sitting at the table in the dining room of the small gatehouse of Stanhope Hall, my ex-wife's former estate, wading through old files, family photos, and letters that I'd stored here for the last decade.

-- The Gate House by Nelson DeMille.

OK, I know that just yesterday I posted an opening sentence from the National Book Award winner, Mr. Sammler's Planet by Nobel laureate Saul Bellow. But, c'mon! On one of Portland's only summer weekends (80 degrees today and maybe the sun will come out), I need something more fun.

I loved The Gold Coast when I read it 20 years ago. This sequel gets mixed reviews, but it still has to be entertaining. It's Demille!

3 comments :

Barbara said...

I think you're right that such a summer weekend in Portland demands a fun read. I haven't read DeMille for many years and I don't know why because I liked his writing.

Ellis Vidler said...

The Gold Coast was one of my favorites. I laughed out loud through most of it. I'm glad you posted this opening to the sequel. I'll have to try it.

TracyK said...

I have never read Nelson DeMille. I have been thinking I have to try a book by him. Maybe The General's Daughter. And this two book series sounds good (based on summaries). I am also glad you posted this.

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