Tuesday, June 9, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Life We Bury; Allen Eskens


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.


The Life We Bury; Allen Eskens
Seventh Street Books - 2014

Chapter 1

"I remember being pestered by a sense of dread as I walked to my car that day, pressed down by a wave of foreboding that swirled around my head and broke the evening in small ripples.  There are people in this world who would call that kind of feeling a premonition, a warning from some internal third eye that can see around the curve of time.  I've never been one to buy into such things.  But I will confess that there have been times when I think back to that day and wonder: if the fates had truly whispered in my ear--if I had known how that drive would change so many things--would I have taken a safer path?  Would I have turned left where before I had turned right?  Or would I still travel the path that led me to Carl Iverson?"

What do you think? Would you read more?
(feel free to join in and link your post below)

46 comments:

  1. I do love stories that make us wonder "what if" I had done this or that?

    I would definitely keep reading.

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    1. Me too, I've had some of those moments where I went with my gut and changed my plans.

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  2. I've had that feeling before and dismissed it. I am definitely intrigued by the intro and want to know more.

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    1. I tend to go with my gut -- not every time but if it involves travel --always. One time were were suppose to take a train to NYC and it didn't feel right. I convinced my DH to take a bus, and he reluctently agreed. Guess what, the train, derailed --no one killed just lots injured and we would have missed our function in the city had we taken the train.

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  3. I really like that beginning. What a great description! Who hasn't had a feeling of foreboding? I'd keep reading to find out the significance of Carl Iverson.
    Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thanks for participating Sandra and glad u liked the intro.

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  4. I like the way the intro drew me in. It made me think of my own intuitions. Yes, I'd keep reading.

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  5. Ooh I like that opening, very much! I'd certainly keep reading as I want to know who Carl Iverson is and what he did to change the narrator's life!

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  6. I'd keep reading too - it really draws me in and I want to know more. The cover caught my eye too.

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  7. I like the opening... and think that feeling is something we can all relate to!

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    1. Isn't that the truth. I am a deep thinker and sometimes over analyze things.

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  8. Great opening! I'd keep going.

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  9. That's an excellent intro. I'd keep going. I want to know more.

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  10. Oh wow, that opening really grips you, doesn't it? I'd also keep going because I want to know who Carl is and how visiting him is so important! Thanks for sharing and hosting :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Yvonne and Juli, I think this one has been a hit with all today --the intro.

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  11. Sounds intriguing. Hope you enjoy it. Here's Mine

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  12. Yes, I'd continue. I find it intriguing to read about characters considering 'if, I had only...'. You'll have to let us know how this book turns out.

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  13. I love this paragraph! I do believe in premonitions because I've had a few over the years. And I'd keep reading to find out more about Carl.

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    1. Me too Vicki....had a few interesting experiences as a result.

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  14. Sounds interesting! I want to know what happened on the drive!

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  15. The opening has me curious...so I would read on for sure.

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  16. That's an intro that makes me want to keep reading, especially considering the title!

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  17. The intro just begs me to read more.

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  18. I would read on, I like that intro!

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  19. Intriguing intro , but wisdom learned to value premonitions...

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  20. I actually had this book on my Goodreads wishlist from earlier in the year, then forgot about it. I like these type of stories. I seem to be picking up more reads about the law, wrongfully imprisoned people, etc. due to the dinner chat from my son when he is home. I think this was why I singled this one out. Anyway, I hope that this is one that you review, as I haven't seen any other reviews around and I'm curious.

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  21. Interesting teaser! I would read on. :)

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  22. Love the cover and the intro has my attention. I might have to look for this one. Girl Who Reads

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  23. Fantastic beginning, pulled me in!

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  24. That paragraph looks to be going in a good direction. I would definitely keep reading. I might look at downloading a sample of this one to get a little more.

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