Saturday, November 14, 2009

First Words (8)

"Apparently I am what is known as an Unreliable Narrator, though of course if you believe everything you're told you deserve whatever you get."

Iain Banks, Transition

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Effective first words. Haunted by "If on a winter's night a traveler," by Italo Calvino, I find beginnings of stories more easily pleasing than endings. These words of Banks hook me immediately. Contrary to what happened to you with Roberto Bolaño, though, I had to work my way through the García Madero part of The Savage Detectives before I began to fall in love with the novel.

Excellent blog, by the way!