Les Miserables

Author: Victor Hugo

First Sentence:
"An hour before sunset, on the evening of a day in the beginning of October, 1815, a man traveling afoot entered the little town of D______."

Rating: ***

Hooked or Not:
Slightly hooked

My two cents:
I'm not sure why Victor Hugo didn't write out the name of the town, but this tiny detail piqued my curiosity. I also like the fact that he didn't give an exact date. Something about this combination appealed to my inquisitive nature and made me want to read on. I was not disappointed.