Sunday, 23 February 2014
Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke
The one thing I don't like about this first sentence/paragraph is its length. However, it introduces a few things and in a wacky manner, establishing tone, that weird sense of wackiness. The character and the circumstances hook in this case, as this person seems like someone who goes beyond the cult mediocrity of us normal people. That's right, we don't like reading about mediocre characters because such characters remind us too much about ourselves. Wink, wink.
The first thing said is said in some foreign language. Not a good sign. I want to read a novel, not learn another language.
Nevertheless I'm hooked for the time being.