Friday, February 21, 2014

Book Beginnings: Defending Jacob

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.

Defending Jacob by William Landay

"Mr. Logiudice: State your name, please."

I think everyone knows what those words mean. We're in a courtroom and someone is on the stand. It's interesting that these scenes in particular are formatted as a transcript, therefore removing any reactions and feelings or thoughts behind the words. Luckily, not all the scenes are like that, but it's an interesting technique that helps obscure some of what's coming.

2 comments:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Good opening sentence. I think I'd like to read this book just to see how the author's "transcript" approach worked. Sounds interesting.
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Elizabeth said...

I never did get to read this book yet.

It does sound good.

THANKS for sharing.

I am including an entire review and giveaway for my book beginning since I haven't read anything new for the past two weeks. :)

Elizabeth
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