First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
Father was always more creaturely than me.
There were nights when he’d let his spine loosen and go running on all fours through the woods, leaving sense and speech behind.
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at the bookstore where I work. I just finished it this afternoon and I can tell this is going to be stuck in my mind for a while. Follow Me to Ground is incredibly weird. But it’s that weirdness that also makes it so enchanting. I read it in one sitting because I couldn’t bear to put it down.
The best book I could compare it to would be In the house in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt, an equally strange yet engrossing story.
If you like spooky magical realism, this is a title to keep your eye on when it comes out next year!!
Have you read this book? Will you? Let’s talk about it!