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Book Beginnings: June 3, 2011

This meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be here at A Few More Pages every Friday.

This is the first week of our Shantaram read-a-long. I'll admit that I am totally intimidated by the HUGEness of this book.

"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."

This first sentence doesn't grab me, but the pages that followed are much better. I am so glad that I have others who are reading this with me and that we're doing 100 pages a week.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! That is an awesome opener...hope you enjoy the book...and your summer vacation.

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Helen's Book Blog said...

Laurel-Rain--The opening is good, but not as good as the next 100 pages (that's how far I am). There is so much detail in this book, no wonder it's 1000 pages

Athira said...

I actually had to read that first line a couple of times before I could move ahead. There did seem to be a lot of info in that one line - it only became clearer to me as I went on.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths--I agree, the first line took some work and got me a bit worried! But, it immediately improved