Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (sometimes maybe a few ) 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 that I started over the weekend (only finished 5 chapters so far -- it's over 1,100 pages but I'm reading it on my Kindle over a (7) week period for a read-a-long. Have you read it?
The Stand; Stephen King
THE CIRCLE OPENS
"Wake up now, Sally."
A louder mutter: leeme lone.
He shook her harder.
"Wake up. You got to wake up!"
Charlie's voice. Calling for her. For how long?
Sally swam up out of sleep.
First she glanced at the clock on the night table and saw it was quarter past two in the morning. Charlie shouldn't even be here; he should be on shift. Then she got her first good look at him and something leaped up inside her, some deadly intuition."