Tuesday, November 21, 2017

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Heart's Invisible Furies; John Boyne


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.  


Hogarth - 2017

The Good People of Goleen

"Long before we discovered that he had fathered two children by two different women, one in Drimoleague and one in Clonakilty, Father James Monroe stood on the altar of the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, in the parish of Goleen, West Cork, and denounced my mother as a whore."

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. 



24 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, I've heard great things about this book.

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    1. Me, too. I haven't started it yet as I've been kinda busy. Hope it's as good as others have said.

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  2. Wow, that's a doozy of a first paragraph!

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    1. Yes, that intro drew me in as well. I haven't started it yet as I've been kinda busy. Hope it's as good as others have said.

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  3. I have been reading about what happened in the Irish orphanages. This is so tragic.

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  4. That is definitely a paragraph that makes me want to read more! In fact, I just added it to my TBR.

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    1. I haven't started it yet as I've been kinda busy. Hope it's as good as others have said.

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  5. One of the best books I have ever read.

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  6. I am pretty sure I want to know what's up with that so I'd read some more.

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  7. That beginning certainly got my attention. Oh, the hypocrisy!

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  8. It looks like there's going to be conflict in this story. I'm interested.

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    1. I haven't started it yet as I've been kinda busy. Hope it's as good as others have said.

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  9. Well I certainly want to wring his neck.

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  10. Oh, my! That is quite a beginning!

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    1. It was a sad intro; hope to start it soon as it's gotten excellent reviews.

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  11. Dare I say, sounds about right. I had a similar situation as a teenager with my youth minister and being friends with a girl from Thailand. I was told - in the church I grew up in since birth - I would go to hell for being friends with someone whose faith was not my own. Pointed his knobby finger in my face and screamed at the top of his lungs. NEVER recalled reading that in the Bible. All of my peers sat around the room dead silent, staring, scared. I walked out that day, and not one single adult ever came to visit with me or stand up and say that what happened was wrong. I'd be quite curious to see what the rest of the book brings.

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  12. Definitely want to read more :)

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