Tuesday, January 5, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Banquet of Consequences; Elizabeth George


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. (I've always wanted to try this author).


A Banquet of Consequences; Elizabeth George
Viking - 2015

8 December

SPITALFIELDS
LONDON

"Since it was only to be a weekend jaunt to Marrakesh, Lily Foster reckoned they could use one suitcase, and a carryon at that.  What did they need to take, really? It had been deadly cold, grey, and wet in London since the middle of November, but it wasn't going to be that way in North Africa.  They would spend most of their time lounging round the pool, anyway, and when they weren't doing that, they'd be getting romantic in their room, for which, obviously, they needed no clothes at all."


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



59 comments:

  1. Yes, I want to read more! Thanks for sharing....

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    1. I loved the intro as well, made me want to dig right in.

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  2. I could maybe do one suitcase, but not a carry-on for just my husband and I. I pack too much. LOL I have only read one Elizabeth George novel, and it was years ago. I keep meaning to read more by her. She's one of those authors on my must read more by list.

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    1. My husband needs one suitcase for toiletries and hair supplies LOL

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  3. Oh yes because with Elizabeth George its never going to be mundane!

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    1. This is her 16th I think of the Inspector L series but, my first ever by her. I don't feel lost either not starting from the first of the series.

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  4. 2 days before my birthday... lol

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  5. You can't go wrong with Elizabeth George and I'm especially interested due to the fact the opener is set in Spitalfields which is where my ancestors lived...

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  6. l love that first paragraph. Such a set-up for all sorts of things. I want to read this one.

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  7. I've been meaning to read this author's books, and this sounds like a good one to start with. The opening makes me wonder if the trip to Marrakesh is going to be as simple as planned.

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  8. Oh, this one is for my husband, for sure! Thanks!

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  9. Author voice is a big deal for me, and I like this.

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  10. Aaah I read this one last year (so like last month ;)) and really liked it! Elizabeth George is my favourite crime writer by far, her stories are always so out there but she gets humans very well! I hope you enjoy it and thanks for hosting!
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. I always passed on her books --they seemed like tomes, but, I can tell I was foolish to have avoided her books for that reason.

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  11. I'm intrigued, Diane. A trip to Africa?!! I'm curious to see what's going to happen; thanks for sharing this one!

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  12. I love Elizabeth George! I haven't gotten to this one yet, sounds promising.

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  13. I read this one - I love Elizabeth George too even though I think her books are probably way longer than they have to be!

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    1. Jill, that is why I avoided her in the past. Too long but, her writing is so good I can see. May have to read her earlier books now.

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  14. I've never read this author, but I have heard good things. I'd definitely continue.

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  15. I think I would need more info about the premise before deciding on this one...

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  16. I'm so behind on this author. I need to go back and see where I left off. So, yes, I'm interested. I love Lynley.

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    1. I can't believe this is the first on Lynley for me and I think it'd her 16th LOL

      Very enjoyable so far.

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  17. I think I would need to know more about the book. Girl Who Reads

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  18. Oh, that bodes well, doesn't it? It's my dream to travel light -- but I never do!

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  19. I definitely need to try this author. and I'm happy to be back here!

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  20. The opening reads well, but by itself, it's not enough for me. I never realized how much I rely on the blurb to tell me if a story will interest me.

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    1. I rely on the blurbs as well. I find it amazing that so many readers go in blind -- i could never do that.

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  21. My mom reads and loves this series. I think I may have read the first one, not sure. Enjoy.

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  22. I haven't read Elizabeth George in so long but I've been wanting to get back to her. This one sounds really good.

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  23. That sounds really interesting — kind of like things aren't really going to go as planned. I'm wondering if "banquet" is the actual collective noun for consequences. I'd keep reading.

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  24. I like the intro so I would read some more too!

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  25. I like the intro too. I am certain that she didn't pack nearly enough! I want to try this one.

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  26. I would definitely read this book. I need to get back into some reading again that's for sure, especially now that I am home. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and I wish you and all your Loved Ones A Very Happy New Year :)

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    1. Thanks Denise - I hope you have wonderful New Year as well.

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  27. Her expectations of what will happen vs what actually happens has me curious. Definitely, you should keep reading.

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  28. Yes! I have traveled for a month with one small carry on. Sounds good.

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  29. Love the author and books set in London. This one is a resounding yes for me.

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  30. If it is set in Marrakesh that is a plus for me.

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