Tuesday, March 10, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ A Little Life; Hanya Yanagihara

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 Little Life; Hanya  Yanagihara
Doubleday - March - 2015

Lispenard Street

"THE ELEVENTH APARTMENT had only one closet, but it did have a sliding glass door that opened onto a small balcony, from which he could see a man sitting across the way, outdoors in only a T-shirt and shorts even though it was October, smoking.  Willem held up a hand in greeting to him, but the man didn't wave back."

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What do you think? Woud you read more?






55 comments:

  1. I love that cover...The look on his face says so many things. I also enjoyed the description of the apartment.

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  2. This intro makes me think of that Hitchcok story -- Rear Window, I think. I'd keep going.

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  3. I'm drawn to this one, it manages to say so much in so few words - I wonder who the man who doesn't wave back is.

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  4. I'd need to read the blurb to decide on this one. Hope you enjoy it.

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  5. I'd need to know more - so I'd probably read on.

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  6. What a fantastic book!!!! I haven't quite finished, but OMG good

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    1. That is what I've heard. It's a chunkster for sure.

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  7. That is a great teaser! I love balconies and even though I might prefer no one being able to see me from mine, this one sounds good! Thanks for hosting :) I hope you have a great week!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. We never know, he is out of the story immediately as they move elsewhere.

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  9. Sounds like it has possibilities. I'd have to read more.

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    1. Off to read your post Yvonne - thanks for joining in.

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  10. Interesting! I'd have to read a little more though, to know if it is for me.

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  11. I just finished this one...and, whew! It was completely consuming! My review will be up later this week (maybe tomorrow).

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    1. Sarah, I can tell it's going to be powerful -- great writing.

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  12. I can't wait to read this book!!!

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    1. I know, I think the hype will be justified for this one.

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  13. I really want to read this book--as soon as I get my hands on it. Will be interested in hearing your thoughts.

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  14. It's good to see you back! I think I saw this one mentioned on Sarah's blog, it sounded a moving read.

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    1. Thanks Lindsay, so darn dependent on those computers LOL

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  15. I've been hearing a lot about this book lately. I like the opening, and I'd keep reading.

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  16. I too have been seeing this one featured around the blogosphere a lot lately. I am now intrigued even more.

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    1. Judy, I was so lucky to get a beautiful hardcover.

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  17. I'm glad you're back and I hope the storm wasn't too terrible. I'm not sure on the book. The opening doesn't grab me. I'd have to read a bit more before deciding. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

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    1. Thanks for the welcome back Kelley; always nice to have you join in.

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  18. Not sure where this one is going. Hope it's good. Here's Mine

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    1. It will be intense I can tell. Off to see your post.

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  19. This looks like an interesting read! Hope you are enjoying it.

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  20. Yes, that was nice, short, an intriguing!

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  21. Why would you sit outside in October wearing practical nothing? Even the thought makes me shiver ;). Hope you enjoy this.

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  22. Interesting introduction that leaves me wondering. I would read on.

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    1. I think this is going to be an all consuming read.

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  23. Who is the man waving to? Intriguing opening paragraph!

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    1. It's not significant as the don't get the apartment LOL

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  24. Interesting--I wonder what's going on in this book (and the cover has me puzzled)!

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    1. I just started it at lunch today, but I like it so far -- not a fan of that cover though,,,UGH

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  25. The cover of this book distresses me so much I don't think I could get much past it. Good for you, though, for being braver than I in the face of emotional trauma.

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