Friday, December 27, 2013

Book Beginnings, December 26, 2013

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 the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Some background:  My son raided my shelves several months ago and has been returning the books a few at a time.  One of the books was Steel Beach by John Varley.  It is a book I picked up used, put on the shelf and never read.  When he returned it he told me to read the first sentence, that it was a real eye catcher.  What do you think?

"In five years, the penis will be obsolete," said the salesman."

"He paused to let this planet-shattering information sink into our amazed brains.  Personally, I didn't know how many more wonders I could absorb before lunch."

7 comments:

  1. Is this sci-fi? Dystopian? It sounds like it could be funny. That opening is definitely thought provoking! I'd read more just to find out why.
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  2. This sounds like sci-fi to me. Quite a unique opening!

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  3. Oh my! That would catch your attention, for sure.

    Thanks for participating in BBOF! Here's to another new year of good books and happy reading!

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  4. Should be interesting.

    ENJOY!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  5. Oh dear, wonder what the man was selling?! Hope your son wasn't too shaken! ;)

    Happy reading in the New Year!

    :)

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  6. That beginning WOULD definitely make me want to keep reading! Thanks for sharing!

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