Tuesday, November 27, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Witch Elm; Tana French


Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where  readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.

The Witch Elm; Tana French
Viking - 2018

One

"I've always considered myself to be, basically, a lucky person.  I don't mean I'm one of those people who pick multi-million euro lotto numbers on a whim, or show up seconds too late for flights that go on to crash with no survivors.  I just mean that I managed to go through life without any of the standard misfortunes you hear about.  I wasn't abused as a kid, or bullied in school; my parents didn't split up or die or have addition problems or even get into any but the most trivial arguments; none of my girlfriends ever cheated on me, at least as far as I know, or dumped me in traumatic ways; I never got hit by a car or caught anything worse than chicken pox or even had to wear braces.  Not that I spent much time thinking about this, but when it occurred to me, it was with a satisfying sense that everything was going exactly as it should."

What  do you think? Read more or pass?

14 comments:

  1. I've read on Tana French novel and I didn't really like it so I've been hestitant to pick up another though I always hear good things about her novels. MK French is featuring at Christmasy romance today at Girl Who Reads

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  2. Definitely planning to read this one!

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  3. I have the first book in the series...and I really must read it! Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  4. I have read all her books so far. I think she is amazing. I have The Witch Elm on hold at the library, but so does everyone else in Los Angeles apparently.

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  5. Hi Diane!

    Oh i do like that beginning. Looks like a good one. Wouldn't mind adding that!

    Here is my post for today.

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  6. Reviews I have read on this book say it is a slow burner but gets better as it goes along. I think you should give it a try. I have it on my tbr list.

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  7. This sounds good. I'll have to add it to my wishlist.

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  8. Sounds good. I've been meaning to read one of her books.

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  9. Definitely keep reading. Most bloggers who have reviewed this one have loved it.

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  10. I love Tana French, so I say YES, keep reading. This one is different from her others, but still compelling and well-written. I enjoyed it!

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  11. I like this author. The book is new to me.

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  12. I read it and enjoyed it, as I do all of her books! Hope you like it.

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  13. I read this author ages ago, loved the book until the end, I was so angry I haven't read her since. This may be the book that pushes me back for her, thanks for sharing xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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