Book Beginnings on Fridays is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion over at Rose City Reader. She recently took over this weekly meme. Basically, we post the opening sentence for whatever book we are reading and what we think about it. I’ve never really done anything like that, and only occasionally pay attention to the first sentence of book…usually only if it really appeals to me.
“Welcome, dear reader, as you plunge into the thrilling pages of our melodrama where you will find adventures of which you never dreamt!”
So begins Part I of Felix J. Palma’s Map of Time.
When I first read this sentence, I thought it was interesting that the reader was addressed. It made me wonder if the novel was going to be more conversational with a third-person narrator that may or may not address the reader.
It also made me think of Willy Wonka when Grandpa Joe reads the golden ticket: “In your wildest dreams you cannot image the marvelous surprises that await you!“