Friday, February 18, 2011

Book Beginnings On Friday

The beginning of Heat Wave by Richard Castle:

It was always the same for her when she arrived to meet the body.

Now, I am a fan of the tv series Castle, which is about the (fictional) author of this book, so I immediately think of this as the opening scene of an episode of the show. As far as opening lines go, this one tells us there is a body (a key ingredient in a murder mystery), and that "she" is most likely the police investigator, because she is on her way to "meet" the body (rather an odd phrase, don't you think?) and that she has done this thing before. How's that for detection skills?

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by A Few More Pages

How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. 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.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I agree...that sounds like the story here...and I LOVE Castle!


Tasha said...

When I seen the author name after reading the opening line, I immediately thought of the tv show...Here's a look at mine...

Katy F. said...

I like it. It is an interesting beginning, because you know the author is going to explain in what way it is always the same.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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