Friday, August 31, 2012
Book Beginnings: The Road
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:
"When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him."
- The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
I read The Road years ago, and I'll probably re-read it at some point, because all of McCarthy's works deserve to be read again. I'm still reading Steven Lee Gilbert's A Lovely, Indecent Departure, and his writing style his reminiscent of McCarthy's, though not as poetic. For those who haven't read any McCarthy, I highly recommend him. The Road and All the Pretty Horses are his most accessible, though my favorite is Suttree. McCarthy's novels also make great movies: The Road and No Country For Old Men, in particular. Enjoy!