"Three of them, hard men carrying nylon bags, wearing work jackets, Carhartts and Levi's, all of them with facial hair."
That is the first sentence of this book,
John Sanford's Storm Prey.
So why am I sharing this with you?
Because this opening "sentence"
drives me crazy!
I can't leave it alone!
Why would John Sanford begin his new
novel with this jumble of a sentence?
No, I am not the grammar police.
No, I do not always follow grammar rules
when I am writing.
In fact, I am not a rule follower in general.
I don't like rules.
Maybe it is just me.
Perhaps this opening sentence did not
capture the attention of other readers.
I just think Sanford should have paid
more attention to his first sentence.
You know John Sanford, don't you?
Sanford also wrote:
Rules of Prey
Eyes of Prey
Sanford is a very religious man!
He writes a lot about praying!
His books aren't about that kind of praying?
Prey, as in an animal which is hunted,
or a person who is a victim of an enemy?
All I know is that after I read one of his novels,
I usually say a prayer.
I pray that I won't ever meet one of his twisted villains!
I also pray that Lucas Davenport
or Virgil Flowers
might just drop by my house for a few minutes...
These two sexy cops can check out
my crime scene at any time...
if you know what I mean!
Lucas and Virgil aren't real?
Well, thanks, John Sanford for almost
messing up my happy home with Lurch!
Did you have to create your characters
to be so dang real?
Wow! How did we end up here?
Sanford, just check out your first sentence
in your next novel.
Virgil, Lucas...call me!