Thursday, September 14, 2017

Book Beginning: In a Dark, Dark Wood




It hurts. Everything hurts.

-- In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. Hmmmmm . . . That's not the kind of beginning I usually like. I like my beginnings long and shaggy, not sparse. But you know something bad happened, so it does dump you right into the middle of things.

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.



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved this book! Enjoy!

Roberta said...

My first sentence today is also two words. Do you know if there's been a book that started with just one word? I suspect there probably has been one. (Mine is: And the Mountains Echoed,).

I saw In a Dark, Dark Wood at the bookstore yesterday. If I didn't already have four picked out. I would have gotten it.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

I really enjoyed this book. Hope you do too.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I liked this one! Thanks for sharing! :D

Anne Bennett said...

I am very intrigued by what is hurting the narrator. I'd read on.

Maria said...

I think the beginning is interesting - wonder what's going on.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

So many of our fellow bloggers have read and enjoyed this one, that I am definitely adding it to my list and hope that you also find the rest of the story a little more satisfying than those short, first lines.

I too enjoy good descriptive writing, but when a few words can drop me right into the action, that is also okay with me, so long as the story up until that point in also well fleshed out and explained at some point.

Thanks for sharing and hosting :)


Sassy Brit said...

Hi Gilion!

I've heard of this, but never read it - however - it's just my sort of book. I love how you immediately know something has happened and want to find out what!

Adding to my TBR list... :D

Here is mine,

Luv Sassy

BooksPlease said...

Sounds good to me.

Elizabeth said...

Ruth Ware is always a good read,

I read two of her books - The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Lying Game. Both were good, but I liked The Woman in Cabin 10 the best.



Stormi Johnson said...

That the kind of intro I like! Sounds good!

Harvee Lau said...

That title would make me pick up the book too!

Kathy Martin said...

The beginning may be short but it raises all sorts of questions. I'm featuring Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris this week. Happy reading!

fredamans said...

A book I have on my wish list. :-)

Nicki J Markus said...

Yes, it certainly casts you straight into the action.

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