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.

  This week’s beginning comes from A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse:

One could hardly say that Paul Neon’s disappearance caused a stir in the canton of Biot, where he had apparently settled for good, nor in Les Crets, the scrawny village where he inhabited the very last house.
  This sentence provides a mysterious beginning to the book:  why wouldn’t his disappearance cause a stir?  Who is Paul Neon?  It also sets the scene – for the moment in the French countryside.  It doesn’t give any indication, though, why the novel might have been given its title — another mystery (for now).
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