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)

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

I have always been a little apprehensive about starting this one given it is the longest book ever written in English language. Despite my misgivings though, it is actually really easy to get into the story and I am really enjoying it. Having said that, I have been reading it for a week and am only 1/3 of the way into the book. Here is the opening sentence:
"'You will marry a boy that I chose,' said Mrs Rupa Mehra firmly to her younger daughter."
I love this opening line. It ties is so perfectly to the title of the book and immediately sets the tone as well. It seems like such a firm place to start, like a real beginning.

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