I walked into Famous Footwear and didn't make it to the back of the store where all the boring tennis shoes are kept. Nope. Something caught my eye and I experienced euphoria (see picture at left).
Books are just like those shoes. If you can catch your reader on the first page with something so totally awesome that they can't put the book down, you've got a winner.
I walked out of the store with those shoes on. They were one of the highlights of the entire conference. And who needs running shoes? Besides, after wearing these shoes all day, I can hardly walk--let alone run!
What book can you recall off the top of your head that had you hooked by page two?