Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the first sentence (or so) of a book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts and impressions about the sentence or book. Remember to include the title of the book and the author AND link up at the Rose City Reader
"Damn it!" Monsieur Roland exclaimed abruptly. He had been sitting motionless for a quarter of an hour, with his eyes fixed on the water, occasionally giving a gentle tug on the line he had dropped deep into the sea.
I like the beginning. I'd say its a fairly common reaction when people go fishing and don't get any bites...I always throw the fish I catch back in...I caught a turtle once. It was really heavy. Anyways, I've read three stories and am two-thirds through. What I've read so far has been very interesting. Maupassant has good ideas and the translated version I'm reading is great. I'm looking forward to one story in particular, Le Horla.