Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is
for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book
you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.
My book beginning this week is The Fireman. At the time of writing this post I'm almost a third of a way into the book, I love apocalyptic fiction and I'm thoroughly enjoying the latest Joe Hill novel. My copy is an ARC from Netgalley and Orion Publishing and it's published in the UK on 7th June.
Harper Grayson had seen lots of people burn on TV, everyone had, but the first person she saw burn for real was in the playground behind the school.
Nobody knew where the virus came from. FOX News said it had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s. MSNBC
said sources indicated it might've been created by engineers at
Halliburton and stolen by culty Christian types fixated on the Book of
Revelation. CNN reported both sides. While every TV station debated the cause, the world burnt.
school nurse, HARPER GRAYSON, had seen lots of people burn on TV, but
the first person she saw burn for real was in the playground behind the
school. With the epic scope of THE PASSAGE and the emotional impact
of THE ROAD, this is one woman's story of survival at the end of the