Tuesday, May 24, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Fireman; Joe Hill


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon. 


The Fireman; Joe Hill
William Morrow - May 2016

Prologue

Lit

"Harper Grayson had seen lots of people burn on TV, everyone had, but the first person she saw burn for real was in the playground behind the school.

Schools were closed in Boston and but in New Hampshire they were still open.  There had been cases in New Hampshire, but only a few.  Harper had heard that half a dozen patients were being held in a secure wing of Concord Hospital, looked after by a medical team outfitted in full-body protective gear, every nurse armed with a fire extinguisher."


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





40 comments:

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    1. This one will not appeal to all readers. I think he, like his father, has a specific audience.

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  2. I've been meaning to read this author....I like the sound of this one.

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    1. I haven't read all of his books but, have enjoyed what I have read.

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  3. Am on the fence with this one.

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  4. The opening is a little confusing for me. I think I need to read more.

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    1. I picked up the audio so I hope to listen as well.

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  5. Burn? I'd keep reading to find out exactly what's going on. Are witches being burned? Is it spontaneous human combustion? I'm definitely intrigued by this opening.
    Thank you for hosting every week.

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  6. One of my worse fears is burning to death. I have a copy of this one and am looking forward to reading it. I hope you are enjoying it, Diane!

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    1. Many people say that Wendy. I never really thought about that but, I guess I fear death by a violent crime more.

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  7. The first thing that comes to mind with this one is some sort of sci-fi thriller. It makes me wonder if the patients are subject to spontaneous combustion. It's little to go on, but I'm not particularly a fan of the writing in that small snippet, but I admit I'm curious.

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    1. I think you are partially on the right track Kathy.

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  8. I'm guessing this would be too scary for me because it's a Joe Hill book. But it's been getting lots of positive responses.

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    1. This one will not appeal to all readers. I haven't really gotten into it yet.

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  9. I'm intrigued. I would continue reading.

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  10. Hmm, this book seems so popular now, but I'm not sure it's for me.

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    1. Haven't really started it yet but have the audio and eGalley.

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  11. I've almost finished reading this book. I would give it a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Give it a try.

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    1. Great to hear! I am so happy to see you post here. I visited your blog a few times but see you haven't posted since 2013. Hope you are doing well.

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  12. I am afraid I could not read this one. My DH was a volunteer fireman for many years and it always worried me, someone burning! It is Joe Hill, and though I have not read any of his other books, he is Stephen King's son and that added to the synopsis I read, is enough for me. No, I can't!

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  13. I'm very curious. My guess is that someone is starting fires with their minds. I didn't know that Joe Hill was Stephen King's son. Why wouldn't he use his dad's name to get readers?

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    1. Guess he wanted to make it on his own without the King name, which I can understand.

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    1. Yes, there's a lot to wonder about in that intro.

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  15. I don't think I could read this one, just because of the content. My cousin nearly set our house on fire years ago. He did manage to set the fields on fire. Our fire department and a neighboring fire department were all hands that day.

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  16. I don't know what's happening - I would HAVE to read on!
    Miss Cellany.

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  17. I want to know what is going on...

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  18. I would definitely read it! Thanks for this hop -- it's great!

    Heather
    http://bloodthirstymuses.wordpress.com

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  19. I once worked as a desk clerk for the burn unit at a hospital. It was almost too much. Haven't read Joe Hill yet though I have wanted to. A good opening for sure.

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