Tuesday, October 11, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Harmony; Carolyn Parkhurst


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two, from a book I'm reading or will be reading soon. 


Harmony; Carolyn Parkhurst
Pamela Dorman Books/Viking - 2016

Prologue

"In another world, you make it work.  In another world, you never even hear the name 'Scott Bean.' Or you do, and you maybe even subscribe to his newsletter, but on the night that he comes to speak at a library not far from your house, Iris is sent home from school with a stomach bug, or Josh is out of town and you don't want to hire a sitter.  You figure you can catch him next time. Later, when you hear his name on the news and it sounds familiar, you shake your head and think, 'What a wacko.'  It doesn't even occur to you to say, 'That could have been me.' Because you know yourself, and it goes without saying.  You would never get mixed up in something like that. End of story."

Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?

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40 comments:

  1. I've been eyeing this book...I've enjoyed some other books by this author. Hope you are loving it.

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    1. I've like other books by her as well and so far so good.

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  2. I can't even imagine being in that mother's shoes. I hope I never know. I like the intro. The narrative voice drew me in right away. I would keep reading.

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  3. Interesting intro. It makes me wonder. I'd like to read more.

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  4. Yes I'd definitely carry on reading, in fact I want to know what Scott Bean did and how the whole event came into being!

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  5. Oh, that's intriguing. I'm going to look for that.

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  6. I haven't even read what the book is about and yes I'd keep on reading. A great intro!

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  7. I'd have to read more, if only to find out what is going on!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Margaret; it's good so far.

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  8. Having a child on the spectrum and knowing a lot others who do as well, I'm definitely intrigued to see where this is heading. It's been on my list for a while!

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  9. This is an intriguing opening that leaves the reader with many questions - I'd continue!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jade and taking time to comment.

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  10. I enjoyed this one .. hope you do too!

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    1. Oh great to hear. I started it on audio and got distracted so now reading the print and enjoying it.

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  11. I think I'd keep reading, although I am not a fan of the 2nd person.

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  12. I would keep reading - love the imprint, and the cover too!

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  13. An enticing intro! I'd also keep reading.

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  14. I like it! I haven't heard of this title so it's a new one for me.

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  15. That was good and I would read more!

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  16. That sounds quite different. I'd have to read a bit more about it before deciding but I'd definitely look into it. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I have not read this author before, though I have read good reviews about her novels. Are you going to read it?

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