Friday, March 11, 2011
Book Beginnings on Friday - March 11th
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. This weekly meme is hosted by A Few More Pages every Friday. Check out their blog for a list of other book beginnings.
Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer
Vatnajokull is the biggest glacier in Europe, with an area of more than five thousand stark blue-white miles. It is for the most part, uninhabited and desolate and, for scientific reasons, the perfect place for Artemis Fowl to demonstrate to the Fairy People how exactly he planned to save the world.
I think this is a great beginning - a good way to grab a new reader's attention. This is book six in the series. Colfer does include a prologue to give a little background to someone who has not read any of the previous books. However, having read all the previous books, I recommend you start with book one.
The Chinook Trail library has copies of this series in the collection. If you are looking for a good read for Spring Break, you might want to check out this series.