Every Tuesday Vicki @ I'd Rather Be at the Beach now hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where readers share the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that they are reading or plan to read soon.
I've read wonderful things about this memoir, so I'm really looking forward to starting it.
Knopf - 2018
"On the path ahead, stepping out from behind a boulder, a man appears.
We are, he and I, on the far side of the tarn that lies hidden in the bowl-curved summit of this mountain. The sky os a milky blue above us; no vegetation grows this far up so it is just me and him, the stones and the still black water. He straddles the narrow track with both booted feet and he smiles.
I realize several things. That I passed him earlier, father down the glen. We greeted each other, in the amiable yet brief manner of those on a country walk. That, on this remote stretch of path, there is no one near enough to hear me call. That he has been waiting for me: he has planned the whole thing, carefully, meticulously, and I have walked into his trap.
I see all this in an instant."
This intro hooked me, what do you think? Read more or pass?