Sunday, December 27, 2009
Opening Sentence of the Day: Blue River
"On a Sunday morning in the June of my thirty-first year I open the front door of our house looking for the newspaper and find a man standing out there: stoop-shouldered, bent, blotched-skinned, his hair and beard tangled, staring with the big, wet eyes of an animal."
-- Blue River by Ethan Canin.
This is Canin's first novel and second book after his acclaimed collection of short stories, Emperor of the Air. I enjoyed his more recent novel, America, America, but this one is not doing anything for me. I can't seem to engage with it.
This is my my "blue" choice for the Colorful Reading Challenge. Once I finish this, I will have completed the challenge. Woo hoo!