Tuesday, September 13, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Wasp Factory Iain Banks



Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon. This one will is for the RIP Challenge.

The Wasp Factory; Iain Banks
Simon & Schuster - 1984

1. The Sacrifice Poles

I HAD BEEN making the rounds of the Sacrifice Poles the day we heard my brother had escaped.  I already knew something was going to happen; the Factory told me.

Would you keep reading or take a pass?

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45 comments:

  1. Sounds unique...I would want to read a little more to know for sure, though. Thanks!

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    1. This one was recommended years ago so I bought it and admired it on my shelves until now LOL

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  2. I have heard about Iain Banks, but have never read one of his books. The intro you shared definitely has left me intrigued.

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  3. I'm not sure what to think of this one. I'd like to read a few pages before committing to more.

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  4. I really should give Iain Banks another chance, I tried one of his books about a decade ago and didn't take to it at all and haven't revisited since - nice opener but I would like a little bit more to see if he can change my mind!

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  5. That is a short beginning! I will look up this book to find out more.

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    1. Most who have read it, liked it but scary stuff I'm told.

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  6. I was slightly obsessed with Iain Banks when I was a teenager and loved this book. Very powerful. I reread it last year and it was still as good as I remember it so yes, I would keep reading. I hope you enjoy as I know it's not everyone's taste.

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    1. I'm so glad you posted your thoughts Emma. I'm even more anxious to try it now.

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  7. I have yet to read anything by Banks. Maybe this would be a good one to start with!

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  8. I've started this book a few times and couldn't get into it. I do mean to try it again as I loved his Crow Road.

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    1. I haven't read anything by hims but I know others have loved this one.

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  9. Mmmm...I'm not sure. I'd need to read a little more.

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  10. If this is sci fi or dystopia, I'd pass.

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  11. I think I would need to know a bit more

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  12. This sounds so bizarre it's interesting. The cover would turn me away, but the opening seals the deal. I'd keep reading.

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    1. It is a weird intro as well, looking forward to beginning.

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  13. I'm intrigued by the opening and want to know more.

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  14. Oh, that sounds creepy and intriguing. Definitely keep reading!

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  15. I had to go look at the blurb to see what this was about before I decided. Umm....yes, I'd be interested. I hate wasps though and am not even sure they are part of the story. We have horrible ones here. ;-)

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    1. Not sure they are even significant to story but, haven't begun yet.

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  16. I, too, hate wasps but I'd at least read the next paragraph. Sounds interesting.

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  17. I think reading a little more is a good idea!

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  18. This one is on my list! I did the RIP challenge last year... I need to decide fast if I'm participating again. Like Today! But this should be a good one--keep reading.

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  19. I would keep reading although I don't want to read that book :D but if someone gave it to me then i'd read it :P

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  20. If I any inkling that the protagonist was a wasp, I would find another book. I just don't care for anthropomorphized animal fiction. I'm doing RIP too--fun time of year!

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    1. I have no clue what this is about, I was only told it is scary.

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  21. I've never read anything by Iain Banks and see that he passed away in 2013. I'm curious about this book, but will wait to see what you think after reading it. :)

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    1. I just have a feeling I'll enjoy it. I hadn't realized Banks passed away.

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    2. This sounds creepy and crawling. The cover makes me cringe, lol. Enjoy!

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  22. OK Diane, now I have to go look up this author. Heard the name, have no idea.

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    1. He passed away a few years ago but, readers seemed to have loved this one for the most part.

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