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Book beginnings on Friday

gargoyle

I blogged about The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson more than a year ago but never thought of using it for a book beginnings post. I loved it, so here is its beginning:

Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.

It was Good Friday and the stars were just starting to dissolve into dawn. As I drove, I stroked the scar on my chest, by habit. My eyes were heavy and my vision unfocused, not surprising given that I’d spent the night hunched over a mirror snorting away the bars of white powder that kept my face trapped in the glass. I believed I was keening my reflexes. I was wrong.

What is YOUR book beginning today? To see more book beginnings go to A few more pages!

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  1. I might start something funny, one of Alan Alda’s books, but I haven’t decided yet… plus, I am always reading 2-3 books at the same time :)

    • It was the same with me, Kasumi. I had the book for quite some time before I finally took it into my hands. And then I LOVED it. Knowing that there would be someone burning especially turned me away, but even though it was rather terrible, it was done in a way that I didn’t mind reading about it.

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