Friday, November 16, 2012

Book Beginnings: The Dead of Night

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. 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.

The Dead of Night by John Marsden

"Damn this writing. I'd rather sleep. God how I'd love to sleep."

Sorry about three sentences, but they're so short! It makes sense that Ellie doesn't really get to sleep -- she's living in a war zone.

2 comments:

Sandy Nachlinger said...

This beginning makes me want to know more. What does she mean by "damn this writing?" Is the character a writer? Or is he (or she) referring to something that's already written? Good beginning!
My post today features FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver.

Brona Joy said...

The cover for your edition is far more military than those published in Australia.