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 Beautiful Bureaucrat; Helen Phillips
Henry Holt & Company - 2015
"The person who interviewed her had no face. Under other circumstances--if the job market hadn't been so bleak for so long, if the summer hadn't been so glum and muggy--this might have discouraged Josephine from stepping through the door of the office in the first place. But as things were, her initial thought was: Oh, perfect, the interviewer's appearance probably deterred other applicants!
The illusion of facelessness was, of course almost immediately explicable. The interviewer's skin bore the same grayish tint as the wall behind, the eyes were obscured by a pair of highly reflective glasses, the fluorescence flattened the features assembled above the genderless gray suit.
Still the impression lingered"
What do you think -- keep reading or pass?
(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?