Tuesday, April 16, 2019

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Club; Takis Wurger


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 they are reading or that they plan to read.  Here's an except from a book I've been looking forward to. What do you think?

The Club, Takis Wurger
Grove Press - 2019
Hans

"In the south of lower Saxony is a forest called Deister, and in that forest there was a sandstone house where the forest ranger used to live.  Through a series of chance events, and with the help of a bank loan, this house came into the possession of a married couple who moved there so the wife could die in peace.

She had cancer, dozens of little carcinomas lodged in her lungs, as if someone had fired them in with a scattergun.  The cancer was inoperable, and the dozens of doctors said they didn't know how much time the wife had left, so the husband left his work as an architect to stay by her side.  When the wife became pregnant, the oncologist advised her to have an abortion. The gynecologist said a woman with lung cancer could still bear a child.  She gave birth to a small, scrawny infant with delicate limbs and a full head of black hair.  The man and the woman planted a cherry tree behind their house and named their son Hans.  That was me."

Would you read more or pass?

14 comments:

  1. It sounds good but sad, too. I'd read more.

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  2. I'd pass, Hans sounds like a dull dude.

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  3. I like the potential in this story and would continue to read on.

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  4. It does sound sad, I agree, but I am sure it's pretty interesting, Diane. I especially love the story of the tree and how the son says, 'that's me'. :)

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  5. I know it is shameful of me, but I just can't read cancer stories.

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  6. Yay! Maybe I can comment now! This one sounds good, but sad.

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  7. I am intrigued enough to keep reading.

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  8. I might have, but after reading the publisher's blurb, I don't think it's for me.

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  9. This sounds like a good one.

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  10. I think I might continue on. the cancer bit makes me sad, but I'm intrigued enugh to want to know more.

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  11. I'd keep reading, it caught my attention.

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  12. I would keep reading. I'm interested in knowing how the story ties in with the cover. Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads.

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