Friday, June 22, 2012

First Line Friday

I've been a little bit of a downer recently with the first lines I've highlighted.  I haven't love them all.  And I am going to continue the trend today.

"I told you last night that I might be gone sometime, and you said, Where, and I said, To be with the Good Lord, and you said, Why, and I said, Because I'm old, and you said, I don't think you're old."

Hmmmmm, pretty shady punctuation, isn't it?  For my taste, it's far too meandering, too random, too loosy goosy.  The novel is Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.  And, having said all of this, I think I can predict what the rebuttal will consist of.
So go ahead, disagree with me, if you will.


  1. Hmmm. I don't like this one much myself.

    No rebuttal from me. I've heard the book is amazing, but I'm not pulled into it by that opening in the least.

  2. Once you get past the first chapter, it's totally worth it.