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 pick is from an eGalley (courtesy of NetGalley) that I'm reading right now.
Center Street - Hachette - 2012
"Every living thing dies. There's no stopping it.
In my experience--and I've had more than my share--endings rarely go well. There is absolutely nothing life affirming about death. You'd think that, given the prevalence and irrevocability of death, whoever or whatever put the whole thing together would've given a little more attention to the process of exit. Maybe next time.
When I was alive, a critical part of my job was to facilitate the endings. As a veterinarian, I was a member of the one healing profession that not only was authorized to kill, but in fact was expected to do so. I save life, and then I took it away."
What do you think, would you read on?
(In case you are interested, it's quite good)