Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, May 25, 2012

First Lines...

Nothing but shadows and an eerie stillness in the heat of a simmering night as a figure stoops under a lintel and makes his way quickly, through a labyrinth of alleys, before finding Berry Street and heading north along the Farringdon Road. For a fleeting moment he pauses and looks over his shoulder, to be seen briefly against the backdrop of a Smithfield's butcher 's shop... and grasped tightly in his hands, a book. Musty pages from another lifetime, another world away and on its broken board, just one word-- Liberty.                 
"A trail of beribboned murders. A ticking bomb. A city about to explode"

 The Devils Ribbon by D.E. Meredith, Published Nov. 2011 by Minotaur Books

1 comment:

carol said...

I love how descriptive this opening is.

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