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?