Friday, November 26, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday (8)


Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by A Few More Pages.

I'm currently reading Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, and this is the opening sentence:

Finn had been flung on his face and chained to the stone slabs of the transitway.

How's that for attention grabber? We are thrown into the action right away here, and it sounds like Finn is in real trouble. It certainly made me want to keep reading to find out what was happening and who this poor guy was. I'm having fun reading this book.

What do you think of in medias res beginnings like this one? Do you prefer a different type of opening sentence?

4 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That's a very good beginning...it grabs the reader and shakes her up a bit!

Here's mine:

http://laurelrainsnowswonderland.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/friday-memes-book-beginnings-the-friday-56-nov-26/

Bev Hankins said...

Yes, that definitely gets the attention! Hope you enjoy this one!

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-beginnings-on-friday_26.html

Redd said...

That is an attention grabber! XD Is it a YA? I think I've seen it here or there but don't remember..sounds really good.

Thanks for sharing it!

Mine can be found here...
http://unbrokenwyld.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-beginnings-on-friday-november-26.html

Katy F. said...

I do like beginnings like that--I usually have no problems getting into books that start in the midst of action. This one has definitely grabbed my attention.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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