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.
I have wanted to read this book for quite a while, but needed to have some distance between it and Lost in Shangri-La since they are both WWII survival stories.
"All he could see, in every direction, was water."
I love the beginning of this book with all the track and field stuff of his childhood and adolescence!