Friday, January 13, 2012

Opening Sentence of the Day: Side Trips From Cowboy

It's July 9, about half-way through the process of writing this book and nearly a year since Margetty and I went to the Big Hole and retrieved the black amulet.
-- Side Trips from Cowboy: Addiction, Recovery and the Western American Myth, by Sandy Compton.  That's an opener to catch my attention, although the title already did that.

Compton is the author of the novel, Archer MacClehan & the Hungry Now, sort of a contemporary Western adventure, and Jason's Passage: From the Blascomb Family Chronicles, a collection of three related short stories.

A Few More Pages hosts Book Beginnings every Friday.  The event is open for the entire week.


  1. Hmmm. Wonder what the black amulet is and why they needed to retrieve it?

    Here's mine:

  2. That's an eye-catching title and intriguing beginning! I hope you enjoy your read. (Sometimes I think I'm stuck in a rut with my reading so thanks for sharing).
    Have a good weekend.

  3. I suppose this is like a "tout" lede in newspaper writing, where you offer up an opening paragraph with just enough information to confuse and befuddle but still sound sort of tantalizing.


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