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!


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