Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book Beginnings: January 14, 2011


This meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages

Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai is based on a true story. That got me right away. It's set in the United States and Afghanistan and it just sounded SO GOOD when I saw it reviewed recently. OK, why don't I write down where I see these reviews so that I can give the blogger credit? Huge apologies.


"It's a perfect night to run away, thought Fadi, casting a brooding look at the bright sheen of the moon through the cracked backseat window."

Who is Fadi? Why does he want to runaway? Oh, and "shooting" refers to photography so there's another angle I know I am going to enjoy.

9 comments:

Mystica said...

Your teaser is also intriguing!

Tea said...

I didn't think of photography. That would make me love the book too. A while back I read The Bookseller in Kabul. It's a true story too. Great book. I like your opening sentence. I think there is a love story involved. Maybe??

Helen's Book Blog said...

Mystica--I thought it was a pretty good beginning as well. I am only about 20 pages in but it's a good one

Tea--I also read the Bookseller of Kabu, which was really interesting. I didn't know there'd be a love story in this book... we shall see

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love books about photography and photographers...and what a lovely passage....

Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine:

(click on my name)

Bev Hankins said...

Obviously being sarcastic about it being a great night to run away if it's so bright out. Would be caught right away! Great beginning!

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-beginnings-on-friday_14.html

fiction-books said...

Hi Helen,

I'm as bad as you. I quite often see another review for a book I have read, or a great recommendation, then I forget where I saw it, so cannot credit the author.

Being able to read more than one review on a book is always good for getting different perspectives on a story.

Yvonne

Helen's Book Blog said...

Laurel-Rain--So far there's no photography. Maybe I am mistaken? I am liking it a lot though

Bev--Ah, a bright moon in Afghanistan and running away from the Taliban...a great opening

Fiction-books--I actually do write down who recommends a book to me on my "to buy" list. But once I buy the book I delete it from my list and, thus, delete the recommender. I must fix that issue...

Aths said...

Beautiful cover, and definitely a very intriguing start! I gotto check your review!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths--I love the cover, too