Hello book loves! I hope everyone is doing good. In today’s post I will be doing my first ‘Book Beginnings on Fridays’. I really like this concept. I feel like the first sentence of a book can give you a preview of what the book is going to be like. I always love books with strong first sentences.
Book beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader, and it is a chance to share the first sentence or so of a book you’ve reading, about to read or recently read.
The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
Beth learned of her Mother’s death from a woman with a clipboard.
I really like this sentence a lot. It’s quite short but powerful! The author gives a lot of information in just a couple of words.
I have watched the series and absolutely loved it. I started the book and love how true the series is to the book. I don’t know a lot about chess, so I might struggle a bit with the book. Watching the series is a bit easier because even though you don’t know chess, you still can watch the amazing scenes and enjoy the suspense. In the book I feel like it’s going to be quite difficult to imagine the chess moves, since I don’t know them. It’s a lot easier to see them on the screen. I will review this book both in Dutch and English when I’ve finished it.
Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as she hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting. Engaging and fast-paced, The Queen’s Gambit speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four.