Love May Fail, by Matthew Quick (Harper / June 16, 2015). First paragraph of the book:
I'm kneeling in one of my own bedroom closets -- peering E.T.-like through the white door slats -- when the following epiphany hits me harder than a lawn dart to the eye: I am a disgraceful woman.My Thoughts:
Pretty good opening, I think. Mysterious and humorous at the same time. I think it's hooked me -- at least for now.
Wish the cover was a little more interesting (even though I'll be reading it on my Kindle, I still check out the covers).
Matthew Quick is the author of the best-selling Silver Linings Playbook, which I haven't read. I did read The Good Luck of Right Now, his humorous novel from last year -- which I loved. I've heard great things about this latest work -- haven't actually started reading it, but it's probably next on my list.
So, what do you think? Would that opening inspire you to go on reading?
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.