Tuesday, November 19, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Claire of the Sea Light; Edwidge Danticat

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?  I haven't begun this book yet, but, I hope to within a few days.

Knopf - 2013

"The morning Claire Limye Lanme Faustin turned seven, a freak wave, measuring between ten and twelve feet high, was seen in the ocean outside of Ville Rose.  Claire's father. Nozias, a fisherman, was one of the many who saw it in the distance as he walked toward the sloop.  He first heard a low rumbling, like that of distant thunder, then saw a wall of water rise from the depths of the ocean, a giant blue-green tongue, trying, it seemed, to lick a pink sky."

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What do you think? Would you keep reading? Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below

 



19 comments:

  1. If the first paragraph is a good clue to the language in the rest of the book, I'd keep going. A very captivating description of that giant wave.

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  2. My country was devastated by a super typhoon two Fridays ago, and even if I haven't felt any of it (as our place wasn't directly hit), reading the paragraph you shared gave me an idea of how it feels. I will surely continue reading.

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  3. This sounds like the dreaded tsunami.

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  4. Sounds very timely -- and nicely written.

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  5. I love the language used here. Worth picking up!!

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  6. This draws you right in. It makes me wonder what will happen next.

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  7. The first paragraph definitely caught my attention. I would read more. Looking forward to your review.

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  8. Nice imagery. I would keep reading, This author has been on my list of those I want to read for a while now. Hope to get to one of her novels soon, Enjoy!

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  9. I like the beginning, and the cover!, but my experience with her books is that they are emotionally tough for me

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  10. You got my attention with this one! More, please....

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  11. Love the description. I'd keep reading. Here's Mine

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  12. I have this one by Edwidge Danticat. Can't wait to start it. Hope to do it with a group. The last line about the sky and the ocean is so pretty.

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  13. Oh yes, I would keep going to discover what comes next!

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  14. I would keep reading for sure. I'm very curious as to where this story's going. I hope you enjoy it, Diane!

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  15. Edwidge Danticat is one of my favorite authors. She writes so beautifully. I haven't yet read all her work, but I'm working on it! I can't wait to read your thoughts on this one, Diane.

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  16. Sounds like a tsunami on the way. Intriguing.

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  17. That one sounds interesting and I would keep reading too!

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  18. I'd keep reading! One of these days, I will do this lovely meme! :)

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  19. The imagery in your opening paragraph is so beautifully written. Seems like it would be a compelling story.

    Couldn't link my post, so here's my URL for this week:

    http://yarnknitreadlit.blogspot.com/2013/11/victorias-daughters-tease.html

    :)

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