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First Lines Friday — June 5, 2020

Hello awesome readers. Today I got a fun one for you! Another First Lines Friday this time featuring a comedy! I’m really looking forward to this book. 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? If you want to make your own post, you are welcome to use or edit my banner, and follow the rules below:

  • 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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

“’I’m blue daba dee daba daa…’
These were the last words of Tom Robinson.”

These are the first lines from the following book…

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the reincarnation of tomThe Reincarnation of Tom by Aden Simpson

Genres: Comedy, Offbeat, Spiritual, Reincarnation, Fiction, Science Fiction

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Tom was a daydreaming office schlub. What will he be like as a chicken, cow, tiger, tree and Austrian art teacher from 1896?

Napoleon was a pig with dreams of revolution. What will he be like as Joseph Stalin?

Shirley was a zoo keeper with a big heart and a weakness for helping others. When will she learn?

Sal was a cop. Then a cop. Then a cop several times after that. What will he be like as the leader of a coalition sworn to hunt Tom for the rest of his lives?

“Simpson’s prose adroitly wields deadpan comedy… A wild ride on a picaresque path to some kind of wisdom.”—Kirkus Reviews


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4 thoughts on “First Lines Friday — June 5, 2020

  1. Rae Longest says:

    HAHAHAHA! BTW, I love your graphics!

    1. odbookreviews says:

      Thanks! You are welcome to use them if you want.

      1. Rae Longest says:

        How generous!

  2. thebookishlibra says:

    Sounds like the beginning of a fun read!