Friday, July 17, 2015

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 #2


It's Friday . . . time to share book excerpts with:

  • Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.  
  • The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.
My Book Beginning today is not a new book (other than new to me)- it was written in 1996. It's The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte and translated from Spanish into English by Sonia Soto.

          "The flash projected the outline of the hanged man onto the wall" 

Page 56, of the same book:

           "The book hunter turned more pages"

The opening line certainly grabs the attention of the reader; page 56 not so much. But the back cover makes it sound very promising; a book detective who hunts down rare books for collectors finds himself involved with devil worship, the occult, and high adventure. It is billed as an intellectual thriller. And it's got assorted diagrams and line drawings!



  1. Hmm WIll wait for your review.


  2. A hanged man as the opening? Interesting.

    I hope it is good.

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    My Book Beginnings