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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Third Sentence Thursday!

Here's a fabulous idea by Sniffly Kitty for posting the third sentence of the book you're currently reviewing/reading and then commenting on it.  I love the concept!  So, I'll be doing this for my blog on Thursdays.  Here is my first one:

From the book I'm now reading for review:
"The Last Train from Paris"  by Stacy Cohen

"He had no choice but to keep walking."

Hmmmm.  Well, that's not the most exciting third sentence of Chapter 1, is it?  
The sentence says something about suspense, fear, anxiety in the "no choice."  It sets a tone for the lack of freedom that he has.  It takes away his security.  So we gather from this that he's in a place of  danger, right?  It also shows us that he's vulnerable because he has no transportation except walking...his own two feet.  He can't get away quickly so he has to rely upon himself in the situation.
This small sentence sets us up to sense the danger and tension coming in the book.  A man against some larger force...

So there!  Even in the first paragraph...the third sentence of a book we can get the sense of what's to come in a book.

Why don't you leave a comment about this and/or leave your own 3rd sentences of what you're reading or reviewing in the comments!

I'd love to hear from you,

Your Bookish Dame/Deb


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