Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
"Beyond the Indian hamlet, upon a forlorn strand, I happened on a trail of recent footprints."
Ooh, that's an intriguing start! Whose footprints? And where do they go?