Friday, November 18, 2011

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings via A Few More Pages
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.

Mr. Fox & Helen Oyeyemi
This week I'm reading Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi. Here are the first few lines:

Mary Foxe came by the other day - the last person on earth I was expecting to see. I'd have tidied up if I known she was coming. I'd have combed my hair. I'd have shaved. At least I was wearing a suit; I strive for a sense of professionalism.

From the cover, you know that Mary is the narrator's muse, so I love how he just casually talks about her like she's a real person who simply dropped by for a visit. You get the sense that she's been absent for awhile, and she might be back to stir up some trouble. I'm almost halfway through and this point, and I'm really enjoying it. I can't wait to keep reading!


JC Jones said...

What an interesting book. It sounds like great fun.

Eva said...

I read that last month and loved it! I'm an Oyeyemi girl. :D

MJ said...

@JC Jones It is fun, and different. I recommend it based on what I've read so far.

MJ said...

@Eva I first heard about her on your blog! Thanks for talking about great authors :-)

Katy said...

What a unique book! Thanks for bringing my attention to it! I think the cover looks charming too. Thanks so much for participating in Book Beginnings!

MJ said...

@Katy Thanks for hosting! I fall for good covers all the time :-)