Sunday, July 11, 2010
Opening Sentence of the Day: A Sudden Country
"He carried his girl tied to his front, the trapsack on his back, the rifle balanced like a yoke along his shoulders."
-- A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher.
I don't know about this one. I am halfway through it and I still don't really care about the story or the people. I'm interested enough to finish, but I find myself drifting some. Maybe it is the whole pioneer thing. Having grown up in Nebraska and Oregon, maybe I have had my fill of stories about wagon trains on the Oregon Trail.
This is one of the books I got when I was enrolled in The Book Passage First Editions Club. So I have a nice hardback first edition, signed by the author. I want to like it. I really do.