Tuesday, March 25, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros - Shotgun Lovesongs; Nickolas Butler


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? Today's pick is a book that was released this month ----


 Shotgun Lovesongs; Nickolas Butler
Thomas Dunne Books - MacMillan
March - 2014
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" We invited him to all of our weddings; he was famous.  We addressed the invitations to his record company's skyscraper in New York City so that the gaudy, gilded envelopes could be forwarded to him on tour --in Beirut, Helsinki, Tokyo.  Places beyond our ken or our limited means.  He sent back presents in battered cardboard boxes festooned with foreign stamps--birthday gifts of fine scarves or perfume for our wives, small delicate toys or trinkets upon the births of our children: rattles from Moscow, little silk booties from Taipei.  He would call us sometimes, the connection scratchy and echoing, a chorus of young women giggling in the background, his voice never sounding as happy as we expected it to."

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

20 comments:

  1. Now I am curious....I would definitely need to read more to find out what is going on.

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  2. First of all, I pick the book up off the shelf because of the cover. Then I'd keep reading because I want to know who this guy is.

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  3. Yes, I would like to continue reading to see what this person is all about. A good start to hook you in.

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  4. Humm, not so sure this one is for me.

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  5. Makes me wonder who he is and why he isn't happy.

    Maya

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  6. I am curious to know who he is too. I hope you enjoy it.

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  7. Yes, I would keep reading. Love the cover too!

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  8. I've seen this book a couple times lately - LOVE the intro! Sounds like this guy could end up not being what he seems!

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  9. I'd like to read more before I decided on the book...

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  10. I'm interested. I would have to continue.

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  11. Sounds like an interesting read, and I've been seeing this book everywhere, Enjoy!

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  12. I would continue. I am curious to know more. And I love the cover and title!

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  13. Sounds interesting to me, and yes I would pick this up if I was able to. Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. I'd read more! This sounds great, Diane!

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  15. Yes, who is that masked man?

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  16. that sounds like quite a story. I'd read more.

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  17. Yes! I would choose this book just for it's cover. Love the title. I guess I am judging a book by it's cover...

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  18. It's on my list. I want to read or listen to this one.

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