For those of you who have been reading for a while I tend to post a fun tag or meme on Friday’s to get us into the weekend spirit.
The Book Beginnings on Friday book meme was created by Rose City Reader, where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Interested to see what my current read had in store for me? Keep on reading to find out.
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Armada by Ernest Cline
Publisher: Crown Publishing (July 14, 2015)
Print Length: 355 pages
Zack Lightman has never much cared for reality. He vastly prefers the countless science-fiction movies, books, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. And too often, he catches himself wishing that some fantastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure.
So when he sees the flying saucer, he’s sure his years of escapism have finally tipped over into madness.
Especially because the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of his favorite videogame, a flight simulator callled Armada–in which gamers just happen to be protecting Earth from alien invaders.
As impossible as it seems, what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And it’s just the first in a blur of revlations that will force him to question everything he thought he knew about Earth’s history, its future, even his own life–and to play the hero for real, with humanity’s life in the balance.
“I was staring out the classroom window and daydreaming of adventure when I spotted the flying saucer.”
Cline wastes no time getting to the point does he? After reading Ready Player One and watching the movie on which it was based after I knew I was going to be in the mood for the next great science fiction novel. And wouldn’t you know, Cline has made it easy for me with his 2015 New York Times bestseller, Armada. Hopefully it offers more 80’s pop culture references, more lovable characters, and more dastardly and villainous corporations for me to sink my teeth into.
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And that is my contribution to the Book Beginnings on Friday conversation. What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.