22 July 2011

First Words: Friday


"I was home alone on that Friday evening. Those who survived know exactly which Friday I mean. Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing, in the same way my parents remembered 9/11, but more so. Together we lost the old world, slipping from that cocoon of mechanized comfort into the hellish land we inhabit now. The pre-Friday world of school, cell phones, and refrigerators dissolved into this post-Friday world of ash, darkness, and hunger." ~Ashfall by Mike Mullin
By the third line this author evokes emotion, curiosity, and fear. That is some serious skill.

30 comments :

  1. Heartbreaking!

    I'm interested to know what you think of this book when you finish. I have it, but I have to wait for a few weeks to read it (at least, I keep telling myself that). I'm excited to start, though!

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  2. Ummm... Wow! This is impressive stuff. I want to read this now! Grr...my I wants are bigger than my alotted time on earth.

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  3. Oh, this one is going on my wish list.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. I was just thinking of you this morning and realized its been awhile since I've heard from you. I hope all is well!

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  5. Yay I just got this one this week and I'm really looking forward to it! Can't wait to read your thoughts on it Juju!

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  6. I got this as an ARC. Can't wait to read it.

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  7. Wow. I am definitely intrigued. I can't wait for your review!

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  8. Hi Juju,

    Who could fail to want to read on after those first few emotional lines?

    This one has gone straight to the top of my wish list, hope that you will post a review when you are finished reading it.

    Love that cover as well, the fear emanates from it...

    Thanks for sharing a great book

    Yvonne

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  9. Whoa, that's intense. Pretty darn good opener to a story! Will be interested to read your review of this one.

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  10. Sounds like another great dystopian novel. This opening had me curious! And thanks for the heads up on your last post, I was able to download it for my nook!

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  11. Wow! Reminds me of Life As We Knew It. Which was an awesome, awesome book.

    I definitely want to check this one out.

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  12. Definitely makes me want to read this!

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  13. I didn't know about the book, but I take note of it. Sounds great! ;D
    Thanks for the visit :)

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  14. Wow! I like! This sounds really intriguing, I'd like to read more of it :)

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  15. Wow very intense and looks to be a good read.

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  16. Intense, I think it might be disturbing to me though.

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  17. Ooh! That's attention-grabbing! Now I really want to read the book.

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  18. I really want to read this one! I love the cover and title, I think they suit perfectly what the book seems to be about.

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  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. I went camping over the week-end so I am just getting back to respond to participants of the Friday blog hops. I am also hosting a first-ever blogoversary give-a-way. Please visit my blog and participate. Thanks!

    http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/07/blogoversary-giveaway-week-day-1.html

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  20. Awesome beginning!! Can't wait to read this one! Looking forward to your review :)

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  21. Oooh, I hope you're liking this so far. I agree about the author having the ability to evoke so much within the first few sentences. :)

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  22. Alexis: LOL I know that feeling all to well. *wink*

    Teresa: Why thank you darling!

    Missie: Can you believe I haven't read that yet? For shame.

    VV: It is. But that's what I love about dystopian novels. I love the flowers that grow out of the rubble.

    All: Thanks ladies for your comments!

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  23. Wow! What a beginning! I have a copy of this, now I’m even more eager to read it.

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  24. Omg, I totally want to read this one. That beginning is definitely something.

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