Thursday, December 25, 2014

Book Beginning: Dusk and Other Stories by James Salter


I hope that everyone who celebrated Christmas got wonderful books for presents!


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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Barcelona at dawn. The hotels are dark.
-- from "Am Strande von Tanger," the first story in Dusk and Other Stories by James Salter. This won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1989.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Looks like a good one!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I like that beginning. The author tells us the setting, and he makes me wonder what the character is doing in Barcelona at dawn. I'd keep reading to find out more.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

I hope that you enjoyed a good Christmas Day and thanks for continuing to post over the holidays.

You can imagine anything you want, with that oh so simple first line. All the author leaves you with is a sense of time and place, the rest is up to the reader!

The cover version you feature is also the best in my opinion, much better than the alternative as featured on Goodreads.

I hope this book is as enjoyable as the ratings and reviews suggest.


Elizabeth said...

Oooooo...I love Barcelona.


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SherryGLoag said...

I have just added my name to the list, and am looking forwarding to visiting you all. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Katherine P said...

I had to laugh a little that this one a Falkner award as the sentences are so short versus Falkner's page long sentences! This does sound intriguing. I'd like to find out more.

fredamans said...

I bet everyone sleeps... lol... love the cover. I'm intrigued.

Jahzeiah Gadiano said...

I love books that take place in another country! Happy reading :D

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