So, what’s it about?
First Line Fridays is a weekly — obviously — feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? It is a meme that allows us to explore the world of fiction.
I myself judge books by their author, cover, and notoriety. So, seeing people do this challenge for months has had me pick up some pretty amazing books
How it works?
• Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
• Copy the first few lines, but don’t provide any other details about the book just yet — let’s see if it hooks the reader in!
• Finally…reveal the book!
“Does such a thing as the ‘fatal flaw’, that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn’t. Now I think it does.”
THOUGHTS: I decided not to do the first line of the prologue, instead of the actual book & I’m reminded why everyone loves this book, for its fantastic writing & dark elements. I really keep meaning to pick this book up, & then I don’t. I think I’ll either hate or love this novel in all honesty.
AND THE BOOK IS
THE SECRET HISTORY – DONNA TART
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever.
so what did you think of the first line?
until next time,