Tuesday, May 6, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros -- You Should Have Know; Jean Hanff Korelitz

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---

 You Should Have Known; Jean Hanff Korelitz
Grand Central Publishing

Chapter One -- You Just Know

"Usually people cried when they came here for the first time, and this girl looked as if she'd be no exception.  She walked in with a briefcase and a swagger, and shook Grace's hand like the cool professional she certainly was, or at least wished to be.  Then she sat on the couch and crossed one long twill-encased leg over the other.  And then, sort of abruptly, she seemed to register where she was, with a wallop.

"Oh wow," said the girl, whose name -- Grace had double-checked a few minutes earlier--was Rebecca Wynne.  "I haven't been in a therapist's office since college."
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What do you think? Would you keep reading? Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below ----

22 comments:

  1. I like it, Diane. I'm not sure but I think I detect some humorous undercurrents? I keep reading.

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  2. I have this book...and I like this intro. Must read it soon!

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  3. The intro didn't really grab me, but I'm reading this now -- about halfway in and it's really, really good.

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  4. I would read on. I like crisp tone of the narrator.

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  5. I like the tone of the intro. I would go on.

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  6. I would read at least a bit more. I want to know why Grace is there.

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  7. I've seen this book around a lot - I'll be interested to hear what you think. It's not at the top of my list as of now.

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  8. This could be good. I'd keep going.

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  9. I'm not sure I like how calm and distant the narrator sounds, if he/she's the therapist! But it sounds like Rebecca has some issues! Thanks for hosting :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  10. I would definitely be keen to read on after this opening, lots of intrigue and already I feel I want to know more about the characters here.

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  11. Yes, I would keep reading. I have this book.

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  12. I would keep reading! I will watch for your review too.

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  13. It's true that people often cry in therapists' offices. Wonder where this is going? Here's Mine

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  14. I've heard good things about this book, but the intro really doesn't do it for me. I can't wait to see what you think when you are done! And thanks for hosting First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday!!

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  15. It makes me interested in finding out what comes next!

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  16. I'm hooked--I need to know more. Great beginning. Thanks so much for stopping by today. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  17. From the intro, I definitely want to continue. I'm curious to know more about Rebecca Wynne and what she will tell Grace.

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  18. I haven't heard about this book, but it does sound very interesting, and good writing as well. My post is here

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  19. I'm wondering how she missed getting there?! LOL

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  20. She's there for some reason...got to know!

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  21. I'm curious why she is in the therapist's office so yes, I think I would keep reading!

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