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?


Booklover Book Reviews said...

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

Rebecca Chapman 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.

Tales of Whimsy 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

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!

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