Friday, May 6, 2011

Book Beginnings...on a Friday

A little bit of fun on a Friday, this weekly meme is hosted by A Few More Pages
I'll share the first line (or two) of the book I'm currently reading (including the title and author) and let you know what my first impressions are - good or bad!

"When the prices of everything went up ninety-seven times in one year, M'dhara Vitalis Mukaro came out of retirement to make the coffins in which we buried our dead."
The Mupandawana Dancing Champion, by Petina Gappah 
In An Elegy for Easterly, by Petina Gappah

This was the opening line of my short story at breakfast time this morning. I loved it! And the short story was great. I'm really enjoying this collection, all are set in Zimbabwe and provide quite a fun, but sobering, look at a country in ruins.


  1. Wow, that leaves an impression.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  2. That's such a great beginning, makes me want to read more!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. What a catchy beginning. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. I like it! Talking about inflation - gee wiz!

    Thanks for stopping by :-) I'm now following.

  5. Holy moly, that's a shocking beginning! Thanks for sharing!

  6. That's an awesome beginning! Such imagery

  7. Very interesting beginning! thanks for stopping by mine.

  8. great beginning! thanks for stopping by :)