Tuesday, September 4, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Cabin at the End of the World; Paul Trembley



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. 



William Morrow/Harper Collins - 2018

Come and See

One - Wen

"The girl with the dark hair walks down the wooden front stairs and lowers herself into the yellowing lagoon of ankle-high grass. A warm breeze ripples through the blades, leaves, and crab-like petals of clover flowers.  She studies the front yard, watching for the twitchy, mechanical motion and frantic jumps of grasshoppers.  The glass jar cradled against her chest smells faintly of grape jelly and is sticky on the inside. She unscrews the aerated lid."

I admit this intro was pretty boring to me but, it isn't long before I felt terrified as I read. I'm about (1/3 through this one for the RIP 13 Challenge and enjoying it thus far).


22 comments:

  1. That was pretty boring for me too, glad you are enjoying it though.

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    1. I did admit the intro was "boring" for me as well. It quickly made me squirm and want to bite my nails.

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  2. Sounds like the beginning of a thriller. I'd read on.

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  3. Actually, I enjoyed that opening. Not bored at all - for me. It's so rare to read a beautiful description of a piece of the outdoors that makes me feel I'm right there.

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  4. It reminds me of childhood when we caught fireflies. MK French shares a horror novel at Girl Who Reads

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  5. I read at least one other book by this author and so I wouldn't be bored. I would know that there are spooky things to come. Ha!

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  6. Nice description. I'm glad you are enjoying the book. This week I am featuring Read and Gone by Allison Brook. Happy reading!

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  7. I actually like a somewhat boring opening if I know that scary things lie ahead. Those beginnings are a gentle entry to the frightening moments. LOL.

    I've been eyeing this book...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  8. I liked the intro. It reminded me of catching lightening bugs when I was little. I would keep reading. I like that it turns scary too.

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  9. I would say the opening sets the scene well and sometimes I prefer that to being lurched into the tension from the first page - I'm glad you are enjoying being terrified!

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  10. The opening is less about the quick hook, and more about setting the scene - but I'd still keep reading being curious ;)

    Here's my Tuesday post. Enjoy your day!

    Sassy x

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    1. Oh it set the scene alright for a direction I wasn't expecting.

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  11. The intro grabbed me. I'd continue reading.

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  12. That's a nice intro, leading you gently into deeper waters.

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  13. I do love a good page turner. Thanks for your thoughts! Have a great weekend!

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