Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Red 1-2-3; John Katzenbach


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.


 Red 1-2-3; John Katzenbach
Highbridge Audio - 2013

PROLOGUE

THE UNWANTED MAIL

"Red One was standing helplessly watching a man die when her letter was delivered to her isolated house in a rural part of the country.

Red Two was dizzy with drugs, alcohol and despair when her letter was dropped through the mail slot to her front door of her split-level suburban home.

RED 3 was staring at failure, thinking that more and far worse failures were awaiting her when her letter arrived in the mail depository just down the stairs from her dormitory room."

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30 comments:

  1. That's a great opening! I'm definitely curious about the three "reds." Are they clones? I'd keep reading to find out more about them.

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    1. The REDS are (3) separate women and the only thing they have in common is their RED hair. (It's a mystery/thriller.

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  2. I agree with Sandra, that's quite an opening. All three sound like they are in pretty dire straights. I want to know what's in the letter!

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  3. I don't know anything about this book, or the author. It seems like it might be futuristic from the prologue. I'd need a bit more information before I decide. I'll look forward to your thoughts.

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  4. I'd not heard of this book before reading this post I'm intrigued to know what the letters are about and their different situations - I'd read more!

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  5. Oh, yes, this one definitely piqued my curiosity. I need to keep reading! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I've had it for over a year and glad I started it -- good so far.

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  6. This first paragraph is different. It seems a little grim. I'd need to know more.

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    1. Mystery/thriller targeting 3 different women with nothing in common except for their red hair.

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  7. Sounds kind of sci-fi to me, so I'd have to keep reading. Not sure it's for me.

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    1. The REDS are (3) separate women and the only thing they have in common is their RED hair. (It's a mystery/thriller.

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  8. This certainly caught my interest! I see from your comments above that it's a mystery/thriller, but the intro sounded like sic-fi or possibly even a multiple-personality disorder to me. Will look for your review.

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  9. This sounds intriguing. I would definitely keep reading. Great hook!

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  10. This is quite an opening! I'd keep reading to see what's going to happen next. Like JoAnn, I thought the intro sounded like a sci-fi story.

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  11. that's a very great opening! so much going on and depressing too. I like stories with lots of depression :P

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  12. I'm intrigued. What's in those letters? I thought the Reds were their hair color!

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  13. Not sure about this one. I'll see what you think.

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  14. that is certainly a captivating beginning--I'm wondering what is about to happen to them all. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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  15. I really like the sound of this intro! I'm wondering who all the different REDs are and how they're related. And what does the letter mean? I'd definitely keep reading :) Thanks for hosting!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  16. Yummy, yummy, three different people and three different letters makes this novel seem good to me.:)

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  17. Cute header picture. I am intrigued after reading the intro.

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  18. I think it would keep me reading!

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  19. Who in the world are all these Reds and why are they called that? I'd keep reading...

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  20. This sounds quite intriguing. I would keep on reading.

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  21. I'm intrigued. What's the significance of 'Red 1, 2 & 3'?

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  22. Oh yeah I'd keep reading. So much so that I'm going to check further into this book.

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