Thursday, April 15, 2010
Opening Sentence of the Day: The Wall in My Head
"In the mid-to-late 1990s, while living mostly in Moscow, I managed to travel through a good part of the former Soviet Bloc."
-- Introduction by Keith Gessen to The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain, published by Words Without Borders Anthologies.
This is one of my LibraryThing Early Reviewer books. I asked for it specifically because I think it sounds fascinating.
But now that I am getting into it, I realize that it is going to take me a while -- it is dense and, because the pieces are written by behind-the-Iron-Curtain authors, there are insider references and imagery that take me a while to figure out. Also, I can't tell which pieces are fiction and which are not, because it doesn't label the pieces.
I think it may be a book I am glad I read, even if I am not glad to be reading it. Do you read those kind of books?
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a Friday "opening sentence" event hosted by Becky at Page Turners.