Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include  include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

"I'm dead, for starters - it happens."

This is the beginning sentence for Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson.  This is a fun read with an unusual main character.  Read the Goodreads summary below to see why that beginning sentence sets the tone for the book.

13542294-death-warmed-over.jpgEver since The Big Uneasy unleashed vampires, werewolves, and other undead denizens on the world, it’s been hell being a detective—especially for zombie P.I. Dan Chambeaux. Taking on the creepiest of cases in the Unnatural Quarter with a human lawyer for a partner and a ghost for a girlfriend, Chambeaux redefines “dead on arrival.” But just because he was murdered doesn’t mean he’d leave his clients in the lurch. Besides, zombies are so good at lurching.
Now he’s back from the dead and back in business—with a case load that’s downright unnatural. A resurrected mummy is suing the museum that put him on display. Two witches, victims of a curse gone terribly wrong, seek restitution from a publisher for not using “spell check” on its magical tomes. And he’s got to figure out a very personal question—Who killed him?
For Dan Chambeaux, it’s all in a day’s work. (Still, does ***everybody*** [delete: the media] have to call him “Shamble”?) Funny, fresh, and irresistible, this cadaverous caper puts the P.I. in R.I.P….with a vengeance

Kevin J. Anderson always does a good job with his books and this is no exception.  Pick it up for a funny, twisted zombie tale.


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  2. Oops, messed up my link...anyway, I like that beginning. The story sounds more tempting than I would expect (zombies and all!).


  3. This books sounds like it would be really funny, and I love the "Big Uneasy" setting. The opening sentence is definitely a grabber.
    My beginning is from The Roots of the Olive Tree.

  4. Death happens. True. Most of us can't narrate a story afterwards, though.

    Here's my Book Beginning Post.

  5. I am not usually one for vampire books, but this looks pretty good!

  6. I'm not into vampire books at all. But I just have to say... creepy!
    Here's my Book Beginning:

  7. Great beginning. This one went straight on my amazon wish list.

  8. Great beginning and an imaginative storyline! Zombie P. I and ghost girlfriend sounds interesting. I may read this one.

  9. At least you know what you are getting into from the get go.

    Thanks for playing along with BBOF!


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