Friday, July 30, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. 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 Hot Zone by Richard Preston

"Charles Monet was a loner. He was a Frenchman who lived by himself in a little wooden bungalow on the private lands of the Nzoia Sugar Factory, a plantation in western Kenya that spread along the Nzoia River within sight of Mount Elgon, a huge, solitary, extinct volcano that rises to a height of fourteen thousand feet near the edge of the Rift Valley."

Charles Monet was Patient Zero with the Marberg virus, which is a close cousin of Ebola.


Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I adore opening lines, it is sometimes my primary decision point on whether or not I'm going to buy a book!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That one tells us just enough to reel us in...

Here's mine:


Booklover Book Reviews said...

Great opening... just enough to let us know something really bad is going to happen to Claude.

Rebecca Chapman said...

Once again you are reading a fascinating book with a great opener! I love droping into your blog!