For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Kell wore a very peculiar coat.
It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nor two, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course, impossible.
Everyone I talk to who has read this book has hyped it up. Everyone. Not a single person with whom I'm a friend on Goodreads has given this a rating below 4 stars. Same with those who I follow. So I guess it's time to jump in and hope I'm not disappointed!
I always do my Book Beginning as I read the first lines, and these first lines don't really excite me so much. Yes, they're interesting, there's a spark of what? in my mind, but they don't immediately grab me.