Tuesday, November 3, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Pursuit of Other Interests; Jim Kokoris


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.

(After loving this author's newest book: It's. Nice. Outside., I decided to borrow one of his earlier books from the library).

St. Martin's Press - 2009

Chapter One

"He was doing his deep breathing techniques when his heart stopped again.  The purpose of the exercises was to lower his heart rate, but apparently he had mastered the technique so well, he was almost killing himself.  Lying on his back in his bed, nothing beating inside of him, he waited for darkness and then the revealing white light.  Instead he felt something kick in, felt life rush through him, an electric, hot current.  He sat up gasping for air, his hands at his throat."

What do you think -- keep reading or pass? 
(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?


25 comments:

  1. I've never read this author before, so I would give it a go.

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  2. A new-to-me author, but one I should explore. Thanks!

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  3. The body's natural reflex to survive kicking in. :-) I like this intro--the narrative voice. I would keep reading.

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  4. Excellent description of a terrifying experience! I'd keep reading to find out what happened next to this character.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  5. Oh that is one shocking opening - I definitely need to know what happens next now!

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  6. Oh wow, that's an intense opening you've got! I'm thinking that's a heart-attack, which is of course rather terrible. but I love the description of life zipping back into him! Thanks for sharing and hosting :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  7. I agree -- intense. I would read more; I want to know what's going on.

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  8. What a great hook! I'd definitely continue.

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  9. I'm curious by the intro and I like the cover...I'd keep reading!

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  10. I will be in the minority and pass on this one!

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  11. This is a new author to me, too.I found the intro kind of scary. I'd read on to see if this one is for me.

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  12. The cover makes it look quirky and the intro is fun too. Hope you enjoy it. Here's Mine

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  13. That is one powerful opener! I have to know what's going to happen next. I'd like to read this one.

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  14. I like the title and the cover. The intro is intense, but I would give it a try.

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  15. Even without reading the blurb, the opening grabs me. Usually, that's not the case, but this leads to so many interesting questions.

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  16. This made me laugh so yes, I'd keep reading.

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  17. This sounds quite interesting. I would read on. Hope you enjoy it :)

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  18. I am pulled in... so yeah, I'd read on.

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  19. That is definitely an interesting start. Girl Who Reads

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  20. Yes, it got me a bit curious!

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  21. I'd read more to find out what the H is going on! ;)

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  22. This got my interest and I would read on.

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