Tuesday, August 26, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - A Sudden Light; Garth Stein

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. 

A Sudden Light; Garth Stein
Simon & Schuster

Prologue - The Curse

"Growing up in rural Connecticut, I had been told the name Riddell meant something to people in the Northwest.  My paternal great-great- grandfather was someone of significance, my mother explained to me. Elijah Riddell had accumulated  tremendous fortune in the timber industry, a fortune that was later lost by those who succeeded him/  My forefathers had literally changed the face of America-- with axes and two-man saws and diesel donkeys to buck the fallen, with mills to pulp the corpses and scatter the ashes, they carved out a place in history for us all. And that place, I was told, was cursed."
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What do you think?

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18 comments:

  1. Ah, the opening lines do promise an interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I like it! I'd read on. Love the front cover too.

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  3. I haven't read any others by this author, but this one makes me want to.

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  4. This sounds like a good story. I'd keep reading!

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  5. This sounds interesting! I want to know how/why it's cursed.

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  6. The title makes me think it's not for me, but the opening sure has my attention. I'd probably read a little more before deciding.

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  7. Intriguing! I would definitely keep reading.

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  8. I'd continue reading. It sounds interesting.

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  9. Sounds like a promising read. I'll have to move my ARC further up the pile.

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  10. The intro has left me intrigued. Isn't he the same author who wrote The Art of Racing in the Rain? I never read that one, but I know it was popular. And while that one didn't appeal to me much, this one sounds like it would.

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  11. Sounds like some more page turns!

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  12. Oh yeah, the last sentence just begs you to keep reading.

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  13. The cover is interesting. Hope it fulfills your expectations. Thanks for hosting. Here's Mine

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  14. The opener drew me in. I'd like to know more about this guy and his family.

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  15. I definitely want to read this. I really enjoy his books.

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  16. I enjoy books about family, I'd like to get to know more about this one. Nice beginning. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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