Book Beginnings: 4/22/11

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by A Few More Pages.

The first line of The Pale King by David Foster Wallace:

Past the flannel plains and blacktop graphs and skylines of canted rust, and past the tobacco-brown river overhung with weeping trees and coins of sunlight through them on the water downriver, to the place beyond the windbreak, where untilled fields simmer shrilly in the A.M. heat: shattercane, lamb’s-quarter, cutgrass, sawbrier, nutgrass, jimsonweed, wild mint, dandelion, foxtail, muscadine, spine-cabbage, goldenrod, creeping charlie, butter-print, nightshade, ragweed, wild oat, vetch, butcher grass, invaginate volunteer beans, all heads gently nodding in a morning breeze like a mother’s soft hand on your cheek.

I’ve had this book for a week now and have not progressed as much as I’d like. I have a feeling this one is going to take a while (but the vocabulary is enviable as usual)!

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