Friday, March 23, 2012

Beginning ~ with a tiger

Lone Wolf ~ by Jodi Picoult, 2012, fiction

In retrospect, maybe I shouldn't have freed the tiger.

This is a book about wolves, but the first sentence talks about a tiger?  Strange!  However, that first line is in italics — actually, the first few pages are — and that tells me it's set off for some reason.

I borrowed this book briefly from my roommate Donna before she went to work, wanting to grab the first sentence for this post.  I scanned the page and saw in the next paragraph that the speaker was nine years old.  I don't know yet whether I should say "he" or "she" about the narrator, but I'm intrigued.  I'll probably get to start this novel in a few days, just as soon as Donna finishes it.  She's already near the middle of the book.

Gilion at Rose City Reader is now hosting Book Beginnings on Fridays.  Thanks to Katy at A Few More Pages for hosting it since October 2010.  Gilion has made a new button — thanks, Gilion.  To check out other book beginnings, click here for today's Mister Linky.


Helen's Book Blog said...

I am having a terrible reading week (no books so far) so I hope this weekend things get better.

I haven't heard of this Picoult novel before; I hope it's good

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Helen, it's brand new, published February 28th.

Rose City Reader said...

That is a terrific first line! It promises such a story.

Thanks for joining me on Book Beginnings! I am very excited to take over hosting responsibilities.

Rose City Reader

JC Jones said...

Interesting start. I have never read any of Picoult books. That beginning is really catching.