Tuesday, June 24, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros - The Transcriptionist; Amy Rowland

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? (Started this one at lunch and enjoying it)
The Transcriptionist; Amy Rowland
Algonquin - 2014
Chapter One 
Scientists Celebrate Theory of Everything

"No one can find it. That's the first thing. The Recording Room is on the eleventh floor, at the end of a rat-hued hallway that some workers at the newspaper have never seen; they give up on the ancient elevator, which makes only local stops with loud creaks of protest.  Like New Yorkers who refuse to venture above Fourteenth Street, there are newspaper workers who refuse to go above the fourth floor for fear of being lost forever if they leave the well-lit newsroom for dark floors unknown.  The newsroom, renovated, almost aglow with new computers and pale paint, seems to float in the center of the hulking institution, as if someday it will break off, drift over to Broadway, and join the Clifford and Barney balloons in the annual Macy's parade."

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What do you think? Would you keep reading? 


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19 comments:

  1. Love the cover, love the first para, love the sound of this. Keep reading!

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  2. This sounds very good. I can't wait to find out what's on those upper floors. There's an excellent HBO series called Newsroom. I wonder if this is similar. Hope you are enjoying the book.

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  3. Sounds like it could be good -- yes, I'd keep going.

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  4. Great opening, I'd keep reading today!

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  5. I think I'd need to know a bit more about the book, but I did love the intro!

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  6. Interesting. I might keep reading a little more.

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  7. The intro didn't grab me, so I'd have to read a bit more before committing.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. I've seen this one on other blogs. Looks intriguing. Here's Mine

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  9. I do like the idea and sound of this one! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I have read mixed reviews of this one, which have put me on the fence about reading it, but from the intro, it sounds promising. I would keep reading based on that alone. :-)

    (I will be training today and so unable to visit everyone until later--maybe not until tomorrow).

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  11. I would absolutely read this! I have read of it before but reading that beginning sounds so...different and intriguing. I love when I come across rather unique plots, so yes I hope to read it this summer.

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  12. I just added my first First Chapter First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intros to my blog. Lisa Ks Book Reviews. http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  13. I wouldn't trust that "ancient elevator."

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  14. I'm intrigued by this room being put in the nether-regions of the office building, though not in a basement. I like how the author describes this less-trodden area.

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  15. I'd keep reading. The imagery in the first paragraph is great! I'd definitely like to know more.

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  16. Yes, I would want to know what theory the scientists are celebrating.

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  17. Promising... The ancient elevator give me the creeps!

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  18. I'd be more inclined to dive into the yellow dress story =)

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  19. Oh I like the sound of that - would def continue reading.
    Peggy @ The Pegster Reads

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