Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Beginnings: Children of the Revolution

Another mystery I'm thinking about reading for RIP/9 is Peter Robinson's Children of the Revolution, No. 21 in his Inspector Banks series. This is the opening paragraph:
As Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks walked along the disused railway track, he couldn't help but imagine two young lovers kissing on the footbridge ahead, shrouded in smoke from a steam engine. All very Brief Encounter. But the age of steam was long gone, and it wasn't love he was walking toward; it was a suspicious death.
Initial Thoughts:
I've only read one other novel in this series, and that was a while ago. But I've been watching the TV series (DCI Banks) based on the books, and that's made me interested in reading more of them. This one sounds pretty good. Starts right off with a dead body and a reference to a classic film. Can't be bad. Right?

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.


  1. I do love the classic movie reference. It's definitely worth finding out more about this series! I'll have to check this series out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “FRIENDSWOOD”

  3. A novel turned TV series!? I love these types of books :) Plus, I've recently enjoyed plot stories with a good mystery/detective adventure; thanks for sharing this one!

    Here's mine:
    Sparrow’s BB & Friday 56

  4. I like the way the author introduces Banks in the opening sentence. I get the impression that he's a romantic and also a guy with an unpleasant job to do.
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    Sandy @Texas Twang


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