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.
I haven’t participated in this meme for a while, but I’m back with the first sentence of one of my all-time favorites, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, which I am currently re-reading:
The Morning Express bloated with passengers slowed to a crawl, then lurched forward suddenly, as though to resume full speed.
This sentence conveys so much about the story that is to come: lulling people into a sense of security, then taking that away from them.