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. (This one is my book group pick)
Remarkable Creatures; Tracy Chevalier
Dutton - 2010
"Lightning as struck me all my life. Just once was it real. I shouldn't remember it, for I was more than a baby. But I do remember. I was in a field, where there were horses and riders performing tricks. Then a storm blew in, and a woman--not Mam--picked me up and brought me under a tree. As she held me tight I looked up and saw the pattern of black leaves against the white sky.
Then there was a big noise, like all trees falling down round me, and a bright, bright light, which was like looking at the sun. A buzz run right through me. It was as if I'd touched a hot coal, and I could smell singed flesh and sense there was pain, yet it weren't painful. I felt like a stocking turned inside out."
What do you think -- keep reading or pass?
(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?