Thursday, August 19, 2010

Book Beginnings | August 20th

Now it's time for Book Beginnings [a Page Turner TM idea]!  I'm currently reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and here's the opening line:

"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?' "

Not a very intriguing opening, IMO.  Considering that this story is pretty messed up (in a good way), this start is a little boring.  It does show Alice's anxiousness, but it doesn't really endear the reader to her.  Is Alice an endearing character anyway?

4 comments:

Booklover Book Reviews said...

Yes it is unusual that such a classic has a fairly mediocre opening...

Becky (Page Turners) said...

I love it. What a wonderful story! I read it earlier this year and it was so nice to take a trip down memory lane.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love this opening line. Great choice.

Here is my BBF :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Actually, when I picture Alice in her boredom, I am prepared for something to shake things up a bit...but then, maybe that's because I know what's going to happen...lol.

I recently reread Alice in Wonderland for a challenge. I was disappointed that the edition I read had only black and white drawings. My childhood book had fabulous colorful pictures! Hey, I can relate to Alice!

Here's my beginnings:

http://laurelrainsnowswonderland.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/friday-memes-56-and-book-beginnings/

(or click my name for URL)