Thursday, December 3, 2015

Book Beginning: The Moving Target


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.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



The cab turned off U.S. 101 in the direction of the sea. The road looped around the base of a brown hill into a canyon lined with scrub oak.

-- The Moving Target by Ross MacDonald (1949). This is the first book in MacDonald's Lew Archer series. I've never read any of them and its terrific. Wise cracking, post-war-noir with some really great lines.


fredamans said...

Sounds fascinating!

Bev Bouwer said...
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Lauren Stoolfire said...

I love noir - I should probably get to reading! :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

This sounds like one of those books and indeed authors, which my dad might have picked up and read in his youth. So many of those genres have all but disappeared from our modern reading styles, that Ross's work has done well to survive the ravages of time and technology.

This is definitely one worth considering, as I enjoy the language and style of traditional writing.

Thanks for sharing and have a peaceful weekend :)


Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

Love the description.

I think I would enjoy this book.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a good weekend.

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Katherine P said...

This is an author I've been wanting to read. Love the beginning!

Maria said...

Sounds like a good choice - I'll have to add it to my list

Sherry Fundin said...

And then...I want to know what comes next. Good choice.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Diane Coto said...

This sounds interesting and like another great series. :)
@dino0726 from 
FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

Fiza Halliwell said...

Hi, haven't been around blogs for a while, so I'm getting reacquainted.
I don't think the book is necessarily for me but it does sound interesting. Have you read it?

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Sherrie said...

Hi Gillion,
I've read a couple of this author's books.
They are pretty good. I liked them.
Have a great day!

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