Friday, January 21, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: Peyton Place

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.

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

"Indian summer is like a woman."

Hmm, this is intriguing but not exactly setting up an accurate tone for this scandalous soap opera.


Bev Hankins said...

Yeah, you wouldn't know this was one of the most scandalous books of its time, would you?

Here's mine from a non-fiction read: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-beginnings-on-friday_21.html

Literary Feline said...

Haha! I completely agree with your comment about the first sentence. Although, I have to admit I'm curious now how a woman is like an Indian summer. :-)

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews said...

I have never read the book, but as a child growing up in the UK, I can remember being addicted to the TV series, which used to air at about 4.30pm on weekdays.
As a young teen, I was madly in love with the young priest!!


audreygeddes said...

This was one of my grandma's most favorite books - Peyton Place is a classic. I agree, it's quite scandalous and that is why she liked it. Here's a first line from a great book I just finished called, Scorpion's Bite by the wonderful Aileen Baron. The main character, Lily, is a Middle Eastern archaeologist who works for the OSS during WW II - I loved the historical accuracy of this one:

"They were in the Wadi Rum, stuck there with a broken axle: Lily, with Gideon Weil, director of the American School in Jerusalem, and their photographer, Klaus Steiner, doing an archaeological survey of Trans-Jordan for the OSS. And Lily had no idea why."

Marie Cloutier said...

Sounds pretty scandalous to me!