Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader. It’s really simple: Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you.
My beginning this week comes from The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier:
When the blind man arrived in the city, he claimed that he had traveled across a desert of living sand.
To me, this sentence instantly creates interest: Why is the blind man coming to the city? Where is he coming from? I am about 100 pages into the book so far, and we have some sort of answer, but enough remains a mystery for me to keep reading. This book is dystopic, which is not my normal cup of tea, but I’m enjoying it very much.