Tuesday, December 27, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Seventh Day; Yu Hua



Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I'm reading or will be reading soon. This one has been on my Kindle since 2013.

Pantheon Books - 2013
The First Day

"The fog was thick when I left my bedsit and ventured out alone into the barren and murky city.  I was heading for what used to be called a crematorium and these days is known as a funeral parlor.  I had received notice instructing me to arrive by 9:00 a.m., because my cremation was scheduled for 9:30."


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

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15 comments:

  1. A very intriguing intro and pleasing writing style. I'd continue on with this book.

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  2. Oh, my, now I must know more! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What? That's my first thought. I'd keep reading. Also reminds me of a story on NPR that I heard yesterday where a man with ALS planned to return to the hospital to have his breathing tube removed so he could donate his organs. Then the hospital refused because it was too close to assisted suicide. Here's Mine

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  4. Well that was unexpected! Sounds like an unusual plot. Hope you enjoy it!

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  5. Ooh, definitely interested! I would read more, it has grabbed my attention.

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  6. The last line in the opening definitely surprised me! I'd be compelled to keep reading.
    Thank you for hosting on Tuesdays.

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  7. Wait, what? Uhhhh...I'm on the fence about this one!

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  8. Wow! That's an intro! It definitely grabbed my attention and I'm curious about what is going on. Hope you enjoy it!

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  9. Definitely attention grabbing. I would keep reading.

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  10. Feeling conservative today. I would go read a blurb or review first.

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  11. I would want to keep reading just too see what kind of society had scheduled cremations. Girl Who Reads

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  12. I would pass, I don't think I want to know.

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  13. I almost checked out this book from the library a few months ago. I think I should have - very interesting. Can't wait to read your review!

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  14. This sounds really different. I would want to know more.

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