Tuesday, November 18, 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Revival; Stephen King

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.

 Revival; Stephen King
 Scribner - November 2014
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Fifth Business.
Skull Mountain.
Peaceable Lake.

"In one way, at least our lives really are like movies.  The main cast consists of your family and friends.  The supporting cast is made up of neighbors, co-workers, teachers, and daily acquaintances.  There are also bit players: the supermarket checkout girl with the pretty smile, the friendly bartender at the local watering hole, the guys you work out with at the gym three days a week.  And there are thousands of extras--those people who flow through every life like water through a sieve, seen once and never again.  The teenager browsing graphic novels at Barnes & Noble, the one you had to slip past (murmuring "Excuse me") in order to get to the magazines.  The woman in the next lane at a stoplight, taking a moment to freshen her lipstick.  The mother wiping ice cream off her toddler's face in a rode side restaurant where you stopped for a quick bite.  The vendor who sold you a bag of peanuts at a baseball game." 
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What do you think, would you keep reading?
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46 comments:

  1. Yes, I like the sound of this one, and how he likens our lives to movies. I want to read more.

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    1. True, Laurel and when you think about it, many of us could have a movie or mini series made of our lives LOL

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  2. I haven't really read any Stephen King (not in the last 20 years, anyway), much to the horror of a blogging pal who ranks him no. 1 - this sounds great.

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  3. I have never read any Stephen King novels although I've already promised myself I will in 2015 - that intro has a great comparison and I want to know where it will lead.

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    1. I would start with his horror free book 1//22/63. excellent

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  4. OMG - that's beautiful! It's like poetry, flowing prose or something. I love it. Is it really Stephen King, the scary story guy?

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    1. Isn't it unbelievable? If you had me guess the author, King would be the last one I'd have picked for that intro.

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  5. I like Stephen King enough to keep reading.

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  6. Never read a Stephen King novel, maybe I should try it.

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  7. Stephen King is taking the whole 'the world is a stage' thing to the next level! I still haven't read anything by him but I do love his writing style. After I start and finish 'Dreamcatcher' I might give this one a try because it sounds interesting! Thanks for hosting :) have a good week!
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    1. I can't believe there are still so many who have never tried his books.

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  8. I don't read King / horror -- but hope you enjoy.

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  9. Stephen King? Yep, I'd definitely continue!

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  10. Ha - we both featured King today - I just finished Mr. Mercedes and loved it! Is Revival a King horror or more of a thriller? If it's thriller, I'd keep reading...and I loved the intro. But, like Beth, I'm not into his horror.

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    1. Not sure Sarah, think thriller though --haven't started it yet.

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  11. Good beginning...but I'm always a little wary of where King will take the story going forward. I was once an avid fan, but I don't read too many of his novels any more because the plots started to creep me out.

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  12. Just getting back to King's novels. I would keep reading.

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  13. Yes, we would keep on reading. We like that spooky dude!

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  14. This is a lovely opening. I haven't read anything by Stephen King for a long time. The first paragraph makes me curious about where this is leading, so I'd keep reading.

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  15. The only King novel, I have read is 11-22-63, which I enjoyed. I don't watch the movies either. But King fans are King fans, so enjoy!!

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  16. Though it sounds light and easy there must be a spooky element round the corner!

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    1. I'm sure there will be some creepiness - will start it this weekend.

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  17. It's an interesting introduction, but the name Stephen King on the cover scared me off. Enjoy your book and Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  18. I have this one on my review pile:) Great intro!

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  19. Stephen King is an amazing writer. I just wish he didn't feel the need to write such long books.

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  20. This is book is new to me. The opening is interesting, especially since it was written by someone whose work is often made into movies. I'd read more!

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  21. I saw this one in the Simon & Schuster newsletter this morning and started to pine for it. LOL

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    1. LOL --- pine----is a good word. I think this will be a good one.

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  22. Definitely going to be reading this one. My copy showed up yesterday.

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  23. I'm currently reading this book, and I have to say that I LOVED the way he opened it!

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