Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme created by Becky at Page Turners, and is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages. 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.
My beginning this week comes from Purge, by Sofi Oksanen:
Aliide Truu stared at the fly, and the fly stared back.
To me, this sentence does not have a lot of bearing on the storyline of the novel, but it does foreshadow the large presence of flies and other insects in the narrative (really — was Estonia that overrun by bugs?).
I’m about halfway through the novel and it’s a good story, but for anyone interested in reading it I don’t recommend it while eating …. the bugs seem to be most prevalent in the kitchen.
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