Friday, September 25, 2015

Book Beginnings: The Race for Paris

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 Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

"The moon over the Hotel de Ville hangs as round and golden as a C ration can to complete this fairy-tale setting: the clock in the tower striking the half hour; the stone flag bearers rising above slate roofs like egrets poised for flight; and the windows, of course, all those windows leaving guests trying to remember which one, exactly, de Gaulle addressed us from--those of us old enough to remember, anyway."

It is appropriate that we get a very visual first image in this book about a photographer and a reporter trying to be the first journalists in Paris after the Allies drive out the Germans. But we start with a prologue set much later, when the journalist has returned to Paris later in life.


Juli Rahel said...

This is a really nice opening, I love all the descriptions. And it is true that a book about a photographer should start with a very visual description! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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Maria said...

I like the beginning of this and even though I've never been to Paris it's like I can just picture what he's talking about. Here's My Book Beginnings and Friday 56