Friday, August 24, 2012
Book Beginnings: A Lovely, Indecent Departure
Every Friday Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. What you do is share the opening line(s) of the book you are currently reading and briefly discuss what you think about the opening line or the book or whatever else inspires you. Make sure to share your entry with Rose City Reader and in my comments below.
Here's my book beginning:
"Look, there comes the girl. She is treading alone up the sidewalk. Looking like anyone else of the noontime crowd blissfully strolling the strip mall. But she is not one of them, and never has been."
-A Lovely, Indecent Departure, by Steven Lee Gilbert
An interesting way to begin a novel, talking directly to the reader. I wonder why she's "not one of them." That seems a strange thing to point out. I mean, can't you say the same thing about every individual at the strip mall? Whatever the case, it's clear this girl is sad or distressed...or something.