Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. 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. If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

Thank you to Rose City Reader for giving me the idea for this meme. On Rose City Reader you will find 'Opening Sentences of the Day' so please have a look at this wonderful blog for further opportunities to share opening sentences.
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Since my last weeks Book Beginnings on Friday post, I have finished one book and started another one this morning. The new book I am reading is very big and chunky, so I will give you the opening sentence for my last read, because I am sure I will still be reading my current read a week from now.
A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
"You might have seen me on TV after the crash".
 Chapter 1:
"There is something about these bloody squadron leaders, that makes them think that if they lock you up in a cell, put their stinking mouth to your ear and shout something about your mother they can find all the answers".
I finished this book this morning on the train and it was amazing. The writing was so well done, the story was so clever and funny. The opening sentence of the prologue doesn't do the book justice, but the opening sentence of Chapter gives a very good indication of the way in which this book is written. It is a political satire about the downfall of General Zia al-Ha, the military dictator of Pakistan. I honestly and wholeheartedly recommend this book to everyone that likes a clever, thoughtful and hilarious read.
Anyway, over to you. Post a link to your Book Beginnings on Friday post in the Mr Linky below.


  1. Oh, I like the new logo!

    I like your really pulls the reader right into the midst of the action...

    Here's mine:

  2. I'm late with my opening sentence, but I'll get it posted sooner or later.

    I'm hopping around today, finding new blogs, visiting old favorites, and spreading the word that I am giving away A Small Fortune on Rose City Reader. It's my first-ever give away, so I am excited about it.

  3. Hello! This was featured at Friday Bloggy Happenings here:


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