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 Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro
"It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been preoccupying my imagination now for some days."
This line gives you a good feel for the overly formal, stiff style the narrator, Mr. Stevens, a British butler, uses.