Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - A Tap on the WIndow; Linwood Barclay

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 by an author I've enjoyed in the past -- It will be perfect for the R.I.P. VIII Challenge as well.


Penguin - August 2013

"A middle-aged guy would have to be a total fool to pick up a teenage girl standing outside of a bar with her thumb sticking out.  Not that bright on her part, either, when you think about it. But right now we are talking about my stupidity not hers.

She was standing there at the curb, her stringy blond hair, rain-soaked hanging in her face, the neon glow from the COORS sign hanging in the window of Patchett's bar bathing her in an eerie light.  Her shoulders were hunched up against the drizzle, as if that would somehow keep her warm and dry."

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Isn't the cover awesome? What do you think? Would you keep reading?  

Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below.
 

14 comments:

  1. First - great cover! Second - Yes, I would definitely keep reading. That's definitely an excellent hook to keep the reader interested enough to continue.

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  2. I'm not gone on the cover but I certainly like the first paragraph.

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  3. Sounds somewhat ominous. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for hosting First Chapter First Paragraph.

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  4. I do like the cover...and the opening drew me in. I would continue reading.

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  5. I'm curious about where he's going with these thoughts...so, yes, I'd keep reading. Thanks!

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  6. That sounds like the start of a really good book!

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  7. I don't think this is my kind of book! I am not in a RIP mood at all this year. Feels too early?

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  8. The cover looks scary, but based on the opening paragraph I'd keep reading, at least until it got to the scary part.

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  9. I've heard great things about this author. I would keep reading.

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  10. Hmmmm, I feel creepy cool coming on!

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  11. How do you get that first chapter first paragraph tuesday intros logo?

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  12. Oooooh, I did realize he had a new one coming out. I love his books as well!

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