Tuesday, August 16, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Homegoing; Yaa Gyasi


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.  (I started this on Sunday; it's so well written.)



Homegoing; Yaa Gyasi
Knopf - 2016

Part One - Effie

"THE NIGHT EFFIA OTCHER was born into the musky heat of Fanteland. a fire raged through the woods just outside her father's compound.  It moved quickly, tearing a path for days.  It lived off the air, it slept in caves and hid in trees; it burned, up and through, unconcerned with what wreckage it left behind, until it reached an Asante village.  There, it disappeared, becoming one with the night."


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




34 comments:

  1. Powerful opening lines. Now I am curious!

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    1. Laurel, the writing is fantastic. Originally I thought this might not be a ME book but, so happy I took the leap - it's wonderful.

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  2. This book has gotten lots of buzz, so I'd give it a try.

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  3. I am eager to read this one. Hopefully next month. I hope you are enjoying it!

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  4. Whoa, that's beautiful. I also like the word of the title. "Homegoing" has a different feel than "homecoming." I want to read more.

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  5. An unusual beginning! I'd read more.

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  6. That is an unusual opening but it definitely conjures up a picture of an out of control fire. Enjoy

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    1. Yes, I kept thinking of all the CA fires I've read about.

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  7. With an opening like that I would expect EFFIA OTCHER to be a feisty character, as unpredictable as the fire on the day she was born. I would read on, but would probably stop if Effia turned out to be disappointing.

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  8. I'm dying to read this book. Felt happy to see it on your page this morning. Had only read the synopsis or blurb somewhere else. I like the beginning. I can see and feel the fire.

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  9. I've been wanting to read this ... Hope it lives up to the hype.

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    1. Mystic, i bet you would love this one. Just have that feeling.

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  11. A wonderful opening. This book is in my TBR pile, and I'm looking forward to reading it soon!

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  12. I'd keep reading, I'm adding it to my list.

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  13. Diane, I goofed with my link. I didn't realize it but it appears twice! Sorry about that.

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  14. intriguing! here is mine: https://wordsandpeace.com/2016/08/16/teaser-tuesday-august-16-2016/

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  15. Very intriguing! (I'm so glad to be back in the blogging world! Happy Tuesday)

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  16. Great teaser and this is also another book on my radar!

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