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. (Thanks to Rose City Reader for inspiring this meme)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornetts Nest by Stieg Larsson

I am really getting into this book:
"Dr Jonasson was woken by Nurse Nicander five minutes before the helicopter was to land."
Nothing very special there I will admit, but then, it's not a particularly literary book so I don't suppose I can expect wonders!

What about you? Leave a link to your Book Beginnings on Friday post in the link below.


12 comments

  1. Hmmm. I am not sure that every literary book have fascinating opening sentences either!

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  2. Still haven't tried the series! Happy reading!

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  3. When I saw the title, I was expecting something a bit more. :-)

    I'll be looking forward to reading what you think. So far, I've only seen 1 not so good review on the series.

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  4. I loved that book -- hope you will as well

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  5. Just hopping by from the blog hop! Hop on over to my blog, The Wormhole. Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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  6. Hi Becky

    I did enjoy the first two in the series, but strangely I don't feel inclined to read the third. I think that "wow" factor sort of went out of it for me by the end of the second one. I really look forward to reading your review on this one however.

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  7. I agree with Marg. We can't judge a book by its beginning. I am currently still ploughing my way through the very literary "Bliss" by Peter Carey, which has an awesome beginning. See here:

    http://melbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/2010/07/book-beginnings-on-friday-2nd-july.html

    But the enjoyment factor has not kicked in and I wish I was reading Steig Larsson :)

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  8. Oh I cannot wait to read that book! It's on my nightstand but I have so many ahead of it to read! I love Stieg Larsson!!! I want to marry him!!! I hate that his life was cut so short!

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  9. I love a beginning that pulls me in, but I often find that if I'm patient with a slower start I'm often pleased and surprised as the author gradually lures into the story.

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  10. Thanks for your comments everyone. I finished off the book and loved it. I do put a lot of emphasis on a good opening sentence, but this was still a great book.

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