Friday, November 23, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday, November 23, 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.

My Book Beginning this week is from Dumpiter by David Fletcher.  I received an ARC for Dumpiter from NetGalley.  I had a hard time finding it listed anywhere.  Goodreads did not have it and Amazon listed it as out of print but available as a Kindle book.  It is the first book in a trilogy so I hope I can get the other two.  Here is the beginning:

"Renton had never, in his life, painted a woman.  Never had he unscrewed a pot of 'Champagne Glitter', (slightly warmed in accordance with the maker's instructions), dipped his brush into it, and then set about the skin of a nubile young lady with its charged bristled tip."

Here is the Amazon Summary:

Renton Tenting is the protagonist of Dumpiter and the ultimate unlikely hero - who, early into the story, is plucked from a carefully planned life and cast into a challenging and disturbing adventure, played out against a backdrop of space travel and distant worlds. In the future, mankind has populated much of the universe and is well on its way to screwing it all up. Renton is exposed to all manner of ridiculous oddities - the inside of a giant milking machine, a cult whose members live their lives on their hands and knees - and ultimately Dumpiter itself. This is where the real mess is, and where there are real problems for Renton...


Anonymous said...

Hi JC, this title and the other two in the trilogy are only available as ebooks – hence why you have had difficulties tracking down the paperback. Look forward to seeing the review of Dumpiter – email if you want to read the other two.

Troubador Publishing
(The publishers of David's books)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound tempting! Hope you get the others....


Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love the premise of this book, as well as your excerpt from Page 56. Even though I rarely read sci-fi, this sounds like a story I'd enjoy.
My Friday 56/Book Beginnings post is here.