Category: First Line Friday

First Line Friday #127

Today I will be sharing the first few lines of another of Stephen King’s novels. I actually really liked these lines as they are true:

In one way, at least, our lives are like movies.  The main cast consists of your family and friends.  The supporting cast is made up of neighbors, co-workers, teachers, and daily acquaintances.  There are also bit players: the supermarket checkout girl with the pretty smile, the friendly bartender at the local watering hole, the guys you work out with at the gym three days a week. And there are thousands of extras- those people who flow through every life like water through a sieve, seen once and never again.

In a small New England town, in the early 60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs Jacobs; the women and girls – including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister – feel the same about Reverend Jacobs. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond, based on their fascination with simple experiments in electricity.

Then tragedy strikes the Jacobs family; the preacher curses God, mocking all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. In his mid-thirties, he is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate, he sees Jacobs again – a showman on stage, creating dazzling ‘portraits in lightning’ – and their meeting has profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings. Because for every cure there is a price…

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First Line Friday #126

Welcome October, you have everything I love: cooler temperatures, gorgeous fall leaves, fall festivals, corn mazes, Haunted Houses and HALLOWEEN! This year October’s First Line Friday’s will consist of the first lines of novels from the Master of Horror himself: Stephen King! 

Now to start with today’s First Line Friday… This is a novel that has been around for YEARS and has countless covers:

The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years- if it ever did end- began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.

Welcome to Derry, Maine …

It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real …

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.

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First Line Friday #125

Today’s First Line Friday is a thriller I need to read:

I often wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t seen her car that day.

WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS BASED ON LIES?

When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she’s supposed to be at work, he’s intrigued enough to follow her in.

And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

But just as the confrontation between the two men turns violent, and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s young son has an asthma attack – and Joe must flee in order to help him.

When he returns, desperate to make sure Ben is OK, Joe is horrified to find that Ben has disappeared.

And that’s when Joe receives the first message . . .

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I now want to share a friend’s review of Lies. Yami has a Facebook Page called A Bookworm’s Thoughts where she shares her reviews.  This is what she thought of Lies:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me on the edge of me seat! This book was hard to put down. I just had to know what was going to happen next to the main character, Joe.

I felt so bad for Joe for all this craziness that was going on in his life! And the twist to this book! I did not see that coming. The writer did such a good job with that twist. Sometimes, there are authors who write a twist to their ending to give you this shock feeling but instead it makes no sense. Like you wonder why did they even wrote that. Well, that was not the case in this book. That twist did its job, lol. I was like “Wait, whaatttttt?”

I will definitely recommend this book to people who enjoy thrillers and being on the edge of their seat!

Yami’s Facebook page is here: Give her a look and a ‘like’!

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