Friday, April 09, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Somehow I missed Book Beginnings on Friday last week, but here we go for this week.

I'm reading The California Roll by John Vorhaus, and the first sentence is:

The first person I ever scammed was my grandmother, who had Alzheimer's disease and could never remember from one minute to the next whether she'd given me ice cream or not.  I'd polish off a bowl, drop it in the sink, walk out, walk back in, ask for another, and get it.
Okay, so I threw in a second sentence again, but it really was needed to complete the thought.

Frankly, even without it, I really loved that first sentence.  It's just a tad fun while really introducing our main character, a scam artist.

2 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Well, we certainly can visualize that character, can't we? LOL

Here's mine:

http://laurelrainsnowswonderland.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/book-beginnings-on-fridays/

Becky said...

That makes the book sound really intriguing... i hope he doesn't scam anyone else he loves.