Tuesday, May 27, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros - Summer House With Swimming Pool; Herman Koch

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?

June - 2014 - Hogarth

"I am a doctor. My office hours are eight-thirty in the morning to one in the afternoon.  I take my time. Twenty minutes for each patient. Those twenty minutes are my unique selling point.  Where else these days, people say, can you find a family doctor who give you twenty minutes? --and they pass it along.  He doesn't take on too many patients, they say.  He makes time for each individual case. I  have a waiting list.  When a patient dies or moves away, all I have to do is pick up the phone and I have five new ones to take their place."

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



28 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I like this guy, but I'm curious. I'd keep reading a bit more.

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    1. I'm suspecting, he is going to be a "piece of work":)

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  2. I've heard good things about this one, so I'd keep reading.

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  3. Twenty minutes isn't a lot of time. LOL I know it's what most doctors spend with patients these days, but still. I would keep reading. I haven't heard too much about the book, but the intro has me curious.

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  4. I wonder about this doc. I'd need to read more, to find out what's going on....

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  5. I like the sound of this one!

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  6. This opening really eases you in. I would need to know whether it's a memoir (not so much my thing) or a fiction story.

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    1. It's fiction Peggy. His last novel "The Dinner" was so good --but shocking.

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  7. I'd certainly read on - a doctor who gives you twenty minutes! We only get fifteen.

    But I'm not too keen on his attitude to his patients dying and moving on to the next - a bit like a conveyor belt approach. I'd have to read more though.

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    1. I have a very slow, methodical and patient doctor and get at least 20-30 min.

      I agree with your "conveyer belt" approach to getting new patients.

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  8. I definitely do not like this person but I would go on reading...


    Here is my intro post from Sufficient Ransom by Sylvia Sarno .

    And

    Here is my teaser post from Night Fish by Kristine Ong Muslim .

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  9. Smug s.o.b., isn't s/he? Yeah, I'd probably keep reading to see what kind of fall comes after all that pride. :p

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    1. "smug" is exactly what I was thinking afer I finished that paragraph:)

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  10. I am intrigued and would like to see where this is going.

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  11. I wouldn't like a doctor like this one. I would continue reading to find out what his story is.

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  12. I have this book waiting for me on my Kindle and can't wait to get to it! I like the intro and writing style!

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  13. Sounds like a good one. I wonder if it's set in modern day. My doctor takes more than 20 minutes with me, but she just moved to Georgia. Sigh!

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  14. I really like this opening, it's got a dark tone to it and I would definitely want to know more about this man, I like the writing style too. I still have The Dinner to read. Thank you for hosting.

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  15. I need to read this - now!!

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  16. I might have to read a bit more before deciding. But I would consider reading on. Plus the cover is a bit interesting? Is that blood?

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  17. This one is on my short list, so I would definitely keep reading. Thanks for hosting and visiting my blog.

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  18. I have a doctor like that and I appreciate him. The cover indicates a bad ending for someone though. I'd read on. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  19. Oh yes, I would keep reading. I really liked The Dinner.

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  20. I would keep reading too. Enjoy the rest of your week Diane :)

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  21. I would read on to see what's up Doc!

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  22. It's nice that he devotes his time seriously between his patients.

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  23. Medical mysteries, thriller, whatever - I usually like them. I'd keep reading.

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  24. That cover makes me think the doc won't be smug very long! Great intro.

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