Friday, December 24, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Soldiers

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. 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 Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer

"October 25, 1944
San Bernardino Strait, the Philippines

A giant stalked through the darkness. In the moonless calm after midnight, the great fleet seemed not so much to navigate the narrow strait as to fill it with armor and steel."

Ooh, this is a great creepy, anticipatory first line for a book about a great battle.


Bev Hankins said...

Great imagery! Makes for a great beginning to the book!

Got mine up: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2010/12/book-beginnings-on-friday_24.html

Katy said...

That IS some great imagery! Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!