Thank you for joining me each week on Friday to share the opening sentence (or so) from the book you are reading. Feel free to share instead from a book that caught your fancy or you feel like highlighting. Please hop around and visit the other participants!
MY BOOK BEGINNING
September, 1653. The last of summer. The first chill winds of autumn.
-- from The King's General by Daphne de Maurier. Each sentence was so short — and not even a complete sentence — that I wanted to give more than one! I understand why authors like those sorts of staccato openings, using several short sentences or fragments like brushstrokes to paint a scene. But I admit my preference is for full, shaggy opening sentences full of actual story.
In this case, I don't think I'll have to wait long to get to heart of this plot-driven historical fiction novel set on the Cornish coast during the English Revolution. I'm reading The King's General as part of an ongoing buddy read project on Instagram where a group of us are reading through several Daphne du Maurier books.
YOUR BOOK BEGINNINGS
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Freda at Freda's Voice hosts another teaser event on Fridays. Participants share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of the book they are reading -- or from 56% of the way through the audiobook or ebook. Please visit Freda's Voice for details and to leave a link to your post.
MY FRIDAY 56
From The King's General:
That Richard should ill use his wife because he could not trifle with her property was an ugly fact to face, but, having some inkling of his worse self, I guessed this to be true. He had married her without love, and in much bitterness of heart, and she, suspecting his motive, had taken care to disappoint him.
I love this author!ReplyDelete
Great excerpts. I haven't read this author before.ReplyDelete
I've never read any of du Maurier's books before. Perhaps I should start!ReplyDelete
I've only read one Daphne DuMaurier book but want to read more. I have Jamaica Inn on my TBR. Have you read it? What is your favorite of hers?ReplyDelete
Those are super short sentences! I've read some books with opening sentences that make a LONG paragraph. I prefer something in between. :) I've only read Rebecca and that's probably enough for me.ReplyDelete
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
Probably not for me but I hope you enjoy it! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete