Beethoven's Tenth by Brian Harvey is published by Orca Books (an imprint of Raven Books) and is part of their Rapid Reads program. As their website says, the books are "well-written, well-told books that can be read in one sitting" and are intended for "ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants a high-interest quick read." I received my copy from the publisher, through Library Thing's Early Reviewer Program. This quote is from the opening paragraph:
It's amazing what people lose inside grand pianos. House Keys, a corned beef sandwich, a single dirty sock -- I think I've seen it all, then somebody goes one better. Once I found a black bra between the last three bass strings of a nine-foot concert grand. Not jammed, not stuffed, but carefully threaded, way down at the end of the instrument. Don't ask me why.Initial thoughts:
Well, I think I like it so far. The first person narration and the humor are very appealing. I've read one other book in the Rapid Reads line, and it was fast and fun; so I'm expecting a similar experience with this one.
Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays. As she says, the idea is to post the first sentence (or so) of the book you're currently reading, along with any first impressions or thoughts you have about the book, the author, etc. It's a wonderful way of adding new books to your must-read list, and a chance to connect with other readers and bloggers.