Thanks to Rose City Reader for hosting this meme. To participate, share the first line or two of the book you are currently reading and, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line.
I’ve been waiting for some time to get around to this one, and I love the mood and foreboding atmosphere established in the opening pages.
The train tore along with an angry, irregular rhythm. It was having to stop at smaller and more frequent stations, where it would wait impatiently for a moment, then attack the prairie again. But progress was imperceptible.
The personification of the train is very effective. Angry, impatient, attacking. Good stuff!