Tuesday, September 12, 2017

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Old Man; Thomas Perry


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon. (I'm 3/4 into the audiobook and enjoying it.)

The Old Man; Thomas Perry
Highbridge Audio - 2017 (Mysterious Press)

INTRO

"An old man should have a dog. Dan Chases daughter had told him that ten years ago, after his wife died." The part that surprised him was the term "old man."  He had just turned fifty then.  But he supposed she was only giving him advance notice, time to get used to the idea and find a suitable dog.  After a man's wife died, he had to do something not to die too.

Does this intro make you curious for more?

Please feel free to join in each Tuesday with your own "First Chapter, First Paragraph Intro" by linking your post from the book you are reading below. 




27 comments:

  1. I am curious about what happens next. I think it was premature to call him an old man at fifty...LOL.

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  2. It seems a little bit mean to call him old at fifty - you'd think they'd be a little more considerate considering he's just lost his wife! For all that, I'd like to know what comes next.

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  3. The opening made me chuckle and shake my head. I know what he's talking about although old is a relative term. I'd like to read this one.

    I hope you had a great summer break, Diane. I'm glad we'e back to the regular program.

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  4. This is a new-to-me book, and I'm curious enough to give it a go.

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  5. This has my interest. I've seen that happen often in real life, as well as books, people getting called "old" at 50. That's not old! LOL

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  6. While I agree that old men do need dogs, I hardly think fifty is old! LOL What a great opener though.

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  7. It sounds like a good book for male dog lovers!

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  8. I would keep reading (listening).

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  9. It makes me curious, but sad too! How did we get 'old' already? LOL

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    1. I now, I know I'm old but, don't feel old, so age is but a number IMO.

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  10. Such an old geezer, but it sounds good!

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  11. I'm curious about this one! I agree that 50 is not old and I really like the tone of the first paragraph.

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  12. Old or not-so-old, he should get a dog! I'd read more for sure.

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  13. As someone in her early 50s, I definitely don't want to be thought of as old. But, I realize other people, especially teenagers, must see me that way!

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  14. I know I thought 50 was old when I was a teen, but, now, it's middle age right?

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  15. Now that I am in my 20s, and started working with coworkers who were all in their 50s or 60s, it doesn't seem like they were as old as what I thought when I was a kid.

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