Tuesday, January 24, 2012

First Chapter ~First Paragraph~Tuesday Intros


Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book I decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along.  This week's selection is a book that has been on my shelf since 2009. The1st paragraph has me wanting more ---- what do you think?



 I ENTER THE LOBBY of Claire Nightingale's apartment building, here to tell her I have murdered her only son.  As always, the marble foyer is hushed and dim, almost sepulchral, and, as always,  two doormen stand watch over the evening shift.  The one who opens the door for me is named Victor.  He recognizes my face--of course he does, he's worked here for years--and he says, "They starving you at college?  I can see your ribs, buddy."
 

33 comments:

  1. I love that opening.....would most certainly read on!

    Here's mine:http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_24.html

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  2. Sounds a little too chilling for me. Think I'd pass...
    Here's mine:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/01/tuesday-intro-forgotten-waltz.html

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  3. The cover sure is intriguing. I think I'd read on.
    Here's mine

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    1. I could envision you liking this one Kaye as you seem to like mysteries/thrillers. Just started it.

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  4. I don't think you can get more dramatic than this! sounds chilling as JoAnn says.

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  5. Sepulchral? That is an unusual word choice. Will have to skim a few more paragraphs, see if the writing works for me.

    My entry at Let It Read

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    1. Yes, I had to look that word up...LOL Thanks for participating this week.

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  6. I read this one and had some issues with some of the plot developments in the middle of the book. It will be interesting to see what you think of it if you continue on with it.

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    1. Oh, No! Hoping it works better for me than you. I just started it.

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  7. I do like the sounds of that one!

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  8. This is what I call a riveting opening. It's also chilling, as JoAnn says. I am definitely curious, especially when I re-read the title of the book after reading this paragraph. I'd read this book.
    Zibilee's comments further pique my curiosity especially since I like her taste in books!

    Here's my First Chapter...
    Amy's FCFPTI

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    1. I'm hoping I enjoy it more than Ziblee as we have similar taste in books. Thanks for participating Amy.

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  9. I know I have this book somewhere on my shelf. Very good pick.

    This week I am reading a YA book by Scott Westerfeld

    http://booksnwhatnot.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph.html

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    1. Thanks for participating Nancy -- off to check your intro.

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  10. It does sound promising. I think I'd keep reading. Though Zibilee's comments discourage me a bit. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. Yes, I respect Ziblees opinion and we have similar taste in books -- hoping for the best here:)

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  11. Oh my gosh, I really want to find out what's going on here. I'm looking for this one right now.

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  12. Wow... the very first sentence just grabs you. Looking forward to reading your review on it.

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  13. It's very intriguing!
    Here is mine:
    http://thefridayfriends.blogspot.com/2012/01/first-chapter_24.html

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  14. Definitely got my attention. The bookcover reminds me of that book The Leftovers, which I haven't managed to read yet either.

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  15. Oh yes … I would definitely want to keep reading. Love that cover too.

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    1. I think the cover is very cool. Just started the book so not sure yet.

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  16. I know others have probably already said it, but the cover is so reminiscent of The Leftovers, that I have to wonder if the plot is similar.

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