Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book I decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along. Today is the big release day for Stephen King's new book. I pre-ordered it for my Kindle. (I have so many books started right now --it's crazy), but this is another I really, really, really want to read.
"I've never been what you'd call a crying man."
"My ex-wife said that my 'nonexistent emotional gradient' was the main reason she was leaving me (as if the guy she met in her AA meetings was beside the point). Christy said she supposed she could forgive me for not crying at her father's funeral; I had known him only six years and couldn't understand what a wonderful, giving man he had been (a Mustang convertible as a high school graduation present, for instance). But then, when I didn't cry at my own parents' funerals--they died just two years apart, Dad of stomach cancer and Mom of a thunderclap heart attack while walking on a Florida beach--she began to understand the nonexistent gradient thing. I was 'unable to feel my feelings,' in AA-speak."
Will you be reading this one at some point?