. "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. .
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Opening Sentence of the Day: Blue Planet in Green Shackles
Posted by Gilion at Rose City Reader at 9:00 AM 4 comments
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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...ReplyDelete
That is a great first line for a book. It immediately captures your attention and is mysterious enough to make you continue reading.ReplyDelete
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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.