Tuesday, April 23, 2019

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The River; Peter Heller


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 River; Peter Heller
Knopf - 2019

PROLOGUE

"They had been smelling smoke for two days.

At first they thought it was another campfire and that surprised them because they had not heard the engine of a plane and they had been traveling the string of long lakes for days and had not seen sign of another person or even the distant movement of another canoe.  The only tracks in the mud of the portages were wolf and moose, otter bear."

What do you think? It's been getting some great reviews.

13 comments:

  1. That doesn't sound overly exciting and that second sentence was long enough for me.

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  2. I've heard good things about this book, so I'd continue on.

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  3. Can't help wondering where the smoke is coming from! Good choice!

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  4. I've seen some great review, too, so I'd give it a try.

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  5. I'm intrigued. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. As you can see, I can now comment (happily!), thanks to Google Chrome.

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  6. I'd keep reading. Love the title.

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  8. I would definitely keep reading! I loved Peter Heller's The Dog Stars and can't wait to read this one.

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  9. The Prologue is interesting to me. I'd read more.

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  10. I have wanted to read this author. I think that is a great opening paragraph.

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  11. Sounds intriguing. You know something's happening. I'd keep reading.

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  12. Yes. I'm listening to this audiobook right now! So far it's good

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