Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Beginnings: The Job

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 Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop by Steve Osborne

"I stopped the car under the giant arch at the Fifth Avenue entrance of Washington Square Park."

This does a great job of setting the scene, even if we didn't already know the book was set in NYC from the subtitle. The arch is such an iconic symbol. And back int he day, it was well-known as a huge drug dealing place.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree! I like the fact that the author let us know immediately where the story is set so I can picture the character's surroundings. Looks like a good story.
My Friday post features FINDING SOUTHERN COMFORT.

Katherine P said...

He definitely gives a great sense of place immediately. I like the topic of this book. It sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Kristen said...

I bet this one is very interesting in light of the current debate about cops and the culture of their job.