I've only got one book for you this week. Slowed down my reading a little bit, I guess.
I'm reading The Crime Writer by Gregg Hurwitz. It's got a prologue and a first chapter.
Here's the prologue:
I woke up with IVs taped to my arms, a feeding tube shoved through my nose, and my tongue pushed against my teeth, dead and thick as a sock.
And the first chapter starts this way:
My car occupied slot 221 in the impound lot.
Without the prologue, the sentence from the first chapter wouldn't be that interesting. Frankly, it's not that interesting even then.
However, that first sentence from the prologue. It's very descriptive and really caught my attention. I was certainly caught from the very beginning. And I'm really enjoying it.