Friday, June 10, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: Under the Banner of Heaven

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

"Almost everyone in Utah County has heard of the Lafferty boys. That's mostly a function of the lurid murders, of course, but the Lafferty surname had a certain prominence in the county even before Brenda and Erica Lafferty were killed."

I did two sentences. I feel like they really go together. The first sentence is a preamble to the second one. This sets up the whole book, which is about fundamentalist Mormon zealots and how their misguided faith led to murder.


Sarah at SmallWorld said...

I absolutely LOVED this book! Fascinating!

Ann said...

Wow - I don't know this book but it sounds incredible! One of those reads that will leave you with some thinking to do!!