Friday, February 7, 2014

Beginning ~ with a Victorian manor

A Perfectly Good Family ~ by Lionel Shriver, 2007, fiction (North Carolina)
'Don't tell me,' said the taxi driver, rubber-necking at the formidable Victorian manor.  'Your mother's Norman Bates.'

'My mother's dead,' I said.  Harsh, but the information was so fresh for me, only two weeks old, that I was still repeating it to myself.
I've already read more than a hundred pages since I started this novel last night. Obviously, it pulled me in, and I've barely put it down (except to sleep) since I started. "A perfectly good family" this is NOT. In fact, it's even more dysfunctional than my family.

Gilion at Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings on Fridays.  Click here for today's Mister Linky.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

The cover and title both make me want to read this book, and so does the beginning. I'll order it.
Here's the link to my Friday post: HANK & CHLOE.

JC Jones said...

Great start. That got my attention. Click here to go to Mixed Book Bag

Elizabeth said...

I like the cover. Nice beginning.

THANKS for sharing.

I didn't get a chance to do a post, but I just finished THE FEVER TREE.

It is a beautiful, powerful, mesmerizing book.

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Review will be on my blog along with a giveaway on February 21.

Meanwhile, there are two giveaways on my blog if you want to stop by.