Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?
This week I'm featuring an intro from a book that was released in June.
The Quarry; Iain Banks
Redhook/Hachette; June 2013
"Most people are insecure, and with good reason. Not me.
This is probably because I've had to think about who I am and who I am not, which is something your average person generally doesn't have to do. Your average person has a pair of parents. or at least a mother, or at least knows roughly where they fit into all of that family business in a way that I, for better or worse, don't. Usually I think it's for better, though sometimes not.
Also, it helps that I am very clever, if challenged in other ways. Challenged in the context means that I am weird, strange, odd, socially disabled, forever looking at things from an unusual angle, or however you want to put it."
What do you think? Would you keep reading? Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below.