Tuesday, February 28, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (sometimes 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 from a book by an author I've enjoyed in the past, Anne Tyler.  Her latest book is scheduled to release on April 3rd -- Knopf Publishers.

 


"The strangest thing about my wife's return from the dead was how other people reacted."
 
"We were strolling through Belvedere Square, for instance, on an early-spring afternoon when we met our old next-door neighbor, Jim Rust.  'Well, what do you know,' he said to me. 'Aron!'  Then he noticed Dorothy beside me.  She stood peering up at him with one hand shielding her forehead from the sun.  His eyes widened and he turned to me again."

What do you think of this intro? Would you keep on reading?

17 comments:

  1. Intriguing opening paragraph. Here is mine: http://jaynesbooks.blogspot.com/2012/02/first-chapter-first-paragaphs-tuesday.html

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  2. Of course I would read. You not doing a giveaway of this one by any chance!

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  3. Oh, definitely! I'm curious about the story, but I also love Anne Tyler's work. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  4. I enjoy Anne Tyler, so would definitely continue with this one. Can't wait to learn more about her latest book!
    Here's my Tuesday Intro:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-intro-trespass-by-rose-tremain.html

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  5. Yes I have to admit that is a first paragraph to get you in and keep you reading.

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  6. That first paragraph is too intriguing to pass up. Makes me want to read it right now!

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  7. What a teaser of an opening paragraph! Now I'll have to read this one to find out what's going on. Raised from the dead?

    My first paragraph is here: Quirky Girls Read

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  8. I would continue reading this, as now I want to know just how this wife managed to come back from the dead! Great choice today. I hope that you do continue onwards with it!

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  9. Yes, I think I would need to know more!

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  10. I didn't know Anne Tyler had a new book coming out. I'd definitely keep reading, I enjoy her writing.

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  11. Sounds different for Tyler … I'm curious!

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  12. I love Anne Tyler books. I'm so happy to know there's a new one out. Here's Mine

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  13. Wow, that's definitely an attention getter! I'd keep going.

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  14. Yes, I'd definitely keep going. At first I was thinking he'd gone mad but if somebody else can see her too...something else is going on.

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  15. I didn't care too much for Noah's Compass, but this sounds interesting. I may have to give it a try!

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