I see my mind as a tapestry woven through with memories, dreams and thoughts.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Tuesday Taster

I received this book for Christmas ... and am now reading it.
Here are the opening two paragraphs:

'The pavement rises up and hits her, Slams into her face, drives the lower rim of her glasses into her cheek. She is laid out there, prone. What is this? Voices are chattering above her; people are concerned. Of course.
She says, 'My bag'.
A face is alongside hers. Woman. Nice woman. 'There's an ambulance on the way, my dear. You'll be fine. Just keep still till they come.'
'Your shopping's right here. The Sainsbury's bag.'
No. Bag.
Bag is not. She'd known that somehow. Right away.
Another voice, up above. Man's voice. 'She's been mugged, hasn't she?. That's what it is.'

'How It All Began' by Penelope Lively

Would you read on? I am.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Yes, I would read on. This author usually is very very good. Hope you enjoy this one.

Melissa Sarno said...

I am having deja vu that I've ready the first line of that book once before (weird) but I don't recognize anything else. I think I would read on. Let us know how it is!

Melissa Sarno said...

Read. Not ready.

aguja said...

I have finished the book ... and yes ... I loved it. I wondered about the 'terse' style of writing at first, but it grew on me. She is an excellent storyteller ... and I particularly liked the ending.

Thank you for your comments!