Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


For today's First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro, I'm featuring a book I began yesterday. I haven't seen this one blogged about, but I want to say that I am enjoying it so far.
 

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Faber and Faber - July 2012

"The police were involved over the trouble.  They had to be.  But I didn't think of them as the police at first.  As an eight-year-old boy I expected uniforms, flashing lights and handcuffs.  Speeding cars and the glimpse of a gun.  Instead there was this woman in a business suit who drove a grey car slowly and always smelt of coffee.  She told me to call her Tracy, but I never called a grown-up by their first name before and couldn't bring myself to do it.  I tried, but it felt as impossible as saying 'fuck' in front of my mum, or jumping off a wall that was too high.  I teetered on the edge a few times but my brain wouldn't make my mouth form the correct shape and I ended up calling her 'Miss' instead.  'Tracy', she said, the first few times, but after a while she shook her head and gave up."

Would you keep reading?

20 comments:

  1. I like that cover and your intro is enough to make me look read this book..

    My intro is from Hurrah's Nest by Arisa White

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  2. The writing looks good. I would try it. Here's Mine

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  3. I like the narrator's voice, so now I'm intrigued. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I like the narrator's voice, too. Haven't seen this one around yet - now I'm curious.

    Here's mine:
    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2012/09/tuesday-intro-city-of-women.html

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  5. I'd definitely keep reading as I am curious about why the police were there to begin with.

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  6. I would definitely keep reading as well. I'm very interested now in fact!

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  7. I'd love to find out what the trouble is. Sounds like a cute book.

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  8. That is a good start. I like the voice of the little boy.

    This week I am reading a book that I have waited awhile for The Stranger in the Room by Amanda Kyle Williams. I enjoyed the first in the series and have heard good things about this one.

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  9. I am so turned off by bad language these days I would not continue.

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  10. I'd have to read a little bit more before committing to this one. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  11. That is definitely a book that I would keep reading. So many unanswered questions posed in that first paragraph! I do hope you continue with it!

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  12. not really my kind of book, but does sound pretty interesting. Hope you enjoy it.
    Here is mine this week
    Tuesday Teaser and Intros

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  13. Wonder what the 'trouble' may be???

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  14. I can see how that first paragraph would be a hook to read more. I too want to know what the troubles are.

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  15. I can see how that first paragraph would be a hook to read more. I too want to know what the troubles are.

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  16. The first paragraph and the cover have me interested. I would want to continue.

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  17. I'm intrigued but I have a hard time buying this as a voice of an 8-year old boy!!

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