Friday, May 23, 2014

Book Beginnings: The Daughter of Time

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 Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

"Grant lay on his high white cot and stared at the ceiling. Stared at it with loathing."

Inspector Grant is bedridden at a hospital with a badly broken leg, which is why he stares at the ceiling incessantly and angrily. His trapped position gives this a feeling similar to Rear Window although it doesn't play out the same way.



5 comments:

livingonborroweddays.com said...

I am wondering why he loathes his sleeping quarters? Is your book a historical fiction? Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The book's opening makes me want to know more about this character. How did he break his leg? Why is he staring at the ceiling with loathing? Sounds like a good book.
Here's the link to my Friday post: THE DOCTOR'S INDISCRETION.

Juli Rahel said...

Sometimes you spend such a long time seeing something you come to absolutely despise it! I absolutely love the cover for this book, it looks very classy! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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Juli @ Universe in Words

gautami tripathy said...

What a beginning! I would keep reading.....

Here is my Book Beginning post!!


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Here is my Friday 56post!!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I loved this one!