Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne@Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or plan to read. Feel free to join in.
Redhead By the Side of the Road; Anne Tyler
Knopf - 2020
"You have to wonder what goes through the mind of a man like Micah Mortimer. He lives alone; he keeps to himself; his routine is etched in stone. At seven fifteen every morning you see him set out on his run. Along about ten or ten thirty he slaps back the magnetic TECH HERMIT sign onto the roof of his KIa. The times he leaves on his calls will vary, but not a day seems to go by without several clients needing his services. Afternoons he can be spotted working around the apartment building; he moonlights as a super. He'll be sweeping the walk or shaking out a mat or conferring with a plumber. Monday nights before trash day, he hauls the garbage bins to the alley; Wednesday nights, the recycling bins. At ten p.m. or so the three squinty windows behind the foundation plantings go dark. (His apartment is in the basement. It is probably not very cheery.)"
I plan to begin the audiobook tomorrow; thank you to Penguin Random House Audio for providing me with a download.
Based on the intro would you read more or pass?
Sounds like an interesting read. The opening paragraph makes me wonder why his routine is so important that it needs to be described upfront. I hope you enjoy it.ReplyDelete
I loved this book, Diane! I hope you are enjoying it. I have a plan to reread some of Anne Tyler's older books...someday?ReplyDelete
We like that intro, sounds pretty interesting!ReplyDelete
Hmm... he sounds like an interesting character. The book sounds worth a read to me! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week :)ReplyDelete
I'd give it a try. I'm looking for audio books these days so I look forward to seeing how you like this one.ReplyDelete
Anne Tyler is great! I'd definitely like to read this.ReplyDelete
Here's my Tuesday post! Though it feels like Friday for some odd reason lol
Oh yes, I plan to read this one!ReplyDelete
I've never been a huge fan of Anne Tyler's books, so I'll wait to see how you like this new one.ReplyDelete
This one's a no-brainer for me. It's Anne Tyler...all I need to know.ReplyDelete
Micah was indeed an interesting and quirky character. I liked him and the book a lot.ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed Anne Tyler's books before so I just know this character's orderly life is soon to be changed by the arrival of some quirky character! So, yes, I would definitely keep reading.ReplyDelete
Just finished today. We'll compare notes when you're done.ReplyDelete
Yes, you know the good stuff is going to come shortly!ReplyDelete
This sounds like the perfect book for a listen. I read an Anne Tyler ages ago and really enjoyed it so I'd give this one a try.ReplyDelete