Opening Paragraph Quiz

It’s been a few years since I’ve last read this book.  First introduced to me in the late 1980s, I have read or listened to (I have it on cassette) this story dozens of times. There are parts that I have memorized.

Who can name this book from the opening paragraph?

Hafid lingered before the bronze mirror and studied his reflected image in the polished metal. “Only the eyes have retained their youth,” he murmured as he turned away and moved slowly across the spacious marble floor. He passed between black onyx columns rising to support ceilings burnished with silver and gold and his aging legs carried him past tables carved from Cyprus and ivory.


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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8 Responses to Opening Paragraph Quiz

  1. “The Greatest Salesman in the World”

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  2. Jim Borden says:

    sounds like I should put it on my reading list!

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  3. I am loathe to admit I’ve never read the book. Nor heard of it. But it is a well-written descriptive paragraph. Something to put on my to-read list? What’s it about?

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