Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: Blue Planet in Green Shackles

. "We are living in strange times." -- from the author's Introduction, Blue Planet in Green Shackles by Václav Klaus. "For quite some time, I have been speaking and writing about the environment in a rather unsystematic way." --Chapter 1, Blue Planet. Václav Klaus is the President of the Czech Republic, a former Prime Minister of the country, and an economist by training and profession. His perspective on climate issues is fascinating. This is my "green" pick for the Colorful Reading Challenge. .


  1. Hello! I'm writing to let you know that you have been nominated for a Book Blogger Appreciation Week Award for Best Literary Fiction Blog. Please email me ASAP at elischulenburg@gmail.com for more information on your nomination. (FYI - the deadline is Friday, August 21.) Congratulations!

  2. I think I'd put these opening sentences in the "teaser" column. Just reading them makes me want to find the book and read it, even though I don't actually know Klaus' views on environmental issues. The mark of fairly effective opening sentences, I suppose...

  3. That is a great first line for a book. It immediately captures your attention and is mysterious enough to make you continue reading.

  4. Eli -- Thanks for the heads up! I'll email you.

    AAC & Rebecca -- Yes, those are good opening lines. It's a fascinating book, because he has quite a different vantage point from which to view the issues. Very interesting.


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