Tuesday, August 25, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Hollow Heart; Viola DiGrado


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes two from a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon.

The Hollow Heart; Viola DiGrado
Europa Editions - 2015

2011

"In 2011 the world ended.  I killed myself.

On July 23, at 3:29 in the afternoon, my death set out from Catania.  Its epicenter was my thin, supine body, my three hundred grams of human heart, my small breasts, my puffy eyes, my brain clubbed senseless, the wrist of my right arm draped over the edge of the tub, the other wrist submerged in a grim mojito of mint bubble bath and blood. "

What do you think -- keep reading or pass?  

(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?



48 comments:

  1. That's definitely a dramatic opening! This book sounds like it could be depressing, so I'd have to be in the right mood to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMG - I can't stop here! What's going on here? I want to know more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, kind of shocking but leaves me wanting to know more.

      Delete
  3. This sounds like it will be an intriguing read, Diane. I admit to being on the fence about it. I think I'd like to see what you think of it first. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hope to start it soon, I'm too curious not to continue.

      Delete
  4. A shock opening but possibly a bit depressing for my tastes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I see and agree it is not for everyone, but I need to know more.

      Delete
  5. I would read more to see where this goes...

    ReplyDelete
  6. I usually do not like books that open too quickly and prefer slower subtle beginnings.

    With that said, this is a gripping beginning that makes me want to know more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Brian, yes it sort of hits you between the eyes, and leaves you curious for more.

      Delete
  7. What an intro! Yes, I'd keep reading for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow - I love it...I'd definitely keep reading!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Well, that is an opening! I find that cover kind of disturbing - the head sort of fracturing. Yes, I'd keep reading because I need to know why or how. LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am very curious as well, and its pretty short as well (200pp).

      Delete
  10. WHOA! I would definitely keep reading this, Diane! My first time to the link up; thanks so much for hosting this and I hope this book turns out to be a good one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by to comment. Glad u liked the intro.

      Delete
  11. This intro got my attention. I'd have to keep reading to see what's going to happen next!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope to start it soon, although my reading has been a bit slow.

      Delete
  12. That's a pretty gruesome beginning but it definitely grabs your beginning. How could she have died when she is still narrating? Why did she do it? So many questions this short beginning makes you ask. I'd definitely keep reading!
    Thanks for hosting :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That short intro sure does leave so many questions.

      Delete
  13. "Mint bubble bath and blood," can't picture it. Don't want to picture it. It surely is dramatic and sad.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know why mention the mint bubble bath unless it was her favorite and she committed suicide??

      Delete
  14. I'd keep reading. I'd want to know what was going on.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too and it's only around 200 pages so that's a plus as well.

      Delete
  15. Oh my goodness that definitely caught my attention!! Wow!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Sounds intense. Hope you like it. I do wonder how her brain was clubbed senseless if she killed herself. Here's Mine

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm not sure if I'd continue reading this - I think I'd have to read a bit more to decide

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's certainly not a book that just anyone would love from the sound of it.

      Delete
  18. I probably wouldn't read more. I read that two times and still didn't quite get it.

    ReplyDelete
  19. A tale from beyond the grave? I wonder what's going on!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I haven't started this one yet, but that certainly sounds like a possibility.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great intro. But I am at a time in my life where I need a lighter read. My local grands moved to Florida...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great intro. But I am at a time in my life where I need a lighter read. My local grands moved to Florida...

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh yeah. Between that opening and the strange image on the cover, I'd be reading more.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to visit and double thanks for any comments. If you ask a question in your comments, I will try to reply to it here, or by email if your settings allow me to do so. Thank again for visiting.

(I apologize for the word verification, spammers spoil it for all sadly.)