Tuesday, September 11, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


For today's First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro, I'm featuring a book I plan to begin today for the RIP VII Challenge. I know several of my readers have read this one and enjoyed it so I ready to experience it for myself.
 

Feel free to join in by posting the opening paragraph (sometimes maybe a few ) of a book you decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Grab the banner and play along.
 


THE GRIPPING STORY OF THE UNRAVELING OF ONE MAN'S SEEMINGLY PERFECT LIFE, AND HIS STRUGGLE TO GET EVERYTHING BACK.
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"There's a staccato clicking sound in my head. Like a troupe of tiny, uncoordinated tap dancers performing on my brain.

The choppy, aggravating CLICK-clack_CLICK is interrupted when Eddie says: 'Fist I'ma find that fucker Manny and I'ma grab him by his greasy hair and BASH BASH BASH his fuckin' head against the sidewalk till I can feel his squishy brains oozing through my fingers...then I'm thinking Burger King."

Eddie's crazy.

I look at him bewildered and cautious. "Huh?"

"You assed me what I'm up to today, Doc."

What do you think? Would you keep reading?

31 comments:

  1. Not sure I'd read on. Sounds a bit extreme for me. Enjoy it though!

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  2. With violence and thoughts like this I would be interested to see how he goes about his recovery. I enjoy reading about people overcoming challenges (sometimes even just overcoming themselves). Humans can be such complicated creatures . . .

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  3. I really enjoyed this one. It was very different from what I was expecting. Hope you enjoy it.

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  4. Great descriptions...and I'm very curious about a character who would reveal such disturbing thoughts....thanks for sharing.

    MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  5. I don't think I could get past this excerpt. Not for me.

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  6. WOW that was a bit intense. Not quite sure I am in the mood for that much violence.

    I had to put down the Painted Bridge that I was reading last week - it was interesting, but not the right fit at the moment.

    Now I am reading The Vineayard by Barbara Delinsky.

    A bit older and different than my usual, surprisingly I am enjoying it.

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  7. Oh, I loved this book, it is one of my favorites, and that ending is so hair raising! I think this is a book you are going to love!

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  8. Nope. No interest in that kind of stuff.

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  9. I'm not sure. I've read some reviews of this book that were good and a lot of bloggers liked this book. I'd probably read it for a number of pages and see whether I liked it or not.
    I'm interested to read your thoughts on it. I hope you enjoy it, Diane!

    My book choce for today's Tuesday Intros. is on my blog...finally!
    Amy's FCFPTI for today

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  10. Oh my, I'd have to quit. I didn't participate today but I thought I'd stop by. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  11. Yep, its stokes curiosity!
    I'd like to join the meme next time onwards!

    New follower :)
    Aditi
    That Readioactive Book Blog

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  12. I found your meme interesting.

    New Follower :)

    http://littlemissbookwormblogs.blogspot.com/2012/09/tuesday-intros-first-chapterfirst.html

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  13. Sounds INTENSE!!! But I love the cover--very different looking.

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  14. This one may not be for me...

    I reread The Old Man and the Sea last weekend and included the opening paragraph in my book thoughts today... no 'proper' Tuesday Intro post though.

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  15. not a book I would read, I really only read paranormal books anymore, some dystopian too.
    Here is mine, it's at the bottom (teasers for 2 others first), has the whole 1st chapter, as its a great book, and link to the first 3 chapters that can be read free at authors site, I like this book so much, i had a book hangover, lol, didn't want to get into another book, but had too. come see what I am talking about, :)
    Tuesday Teaser and Intros

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  16. Not sure--might be too graphic for me; think I'd need to read more to decide.

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  18. A bit intense for me too. Although I would probably give it a whole chapter before putting it down for good.
    here is mine for todayi

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  19. Holy cow!! I'm curoius as to what has put him over the edge!!!!

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  20. Um, no? I've already got a scary clown I'm dealing with.

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  21. No...awful first pargraph. I could not get past that.

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  22. I remember when Joy (Thoughts of Joy) and Nancy (Bookfool) read this. They both loved it, so I added it to my TBR list. Thanks for the reminder. I need to get a copy!

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  23. Wow. That dialogue is very genuine. It isn't my kind of book, but I admire an author who can capture a dialect like that. Sorry I didn't get a chance to post here yesterday. I left for work early and never made it back to my computer. Here's Mine

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  24. Normally that would make me run the other direction, but I have heard very good things about the book, so the reputation would keep me reading.

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  25. Hard to answer since I did read it so I'll say YES! Is this your first read of it? I'm dying to see what you think!!!!

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  26. I loved The Human Bobby! I do hope you continue.

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  27. Hi Diane,

    I have to say that I don't think that this is a book I would pick up off the shelves in the shop, however, if it was sent to me for review, I would undoubtedly give it a try.

    I have reviewed a couple of books with similarly difficult themes and have actually found them quite enlightening. I also have a review on the go right now, that I haven't a clue how to tackle, as the subject matter was so 'off the wall'.

    It is good to feel out your depth occasionally and have to put some hard thought into a book, although it is not something I could handle on a regular basis.

    It will be good to see what you think of this book.

    Yvonne

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  28. I've had this on my wish list awhile, but I'm not sure about that inro!

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