Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.
The Sanatorium; Sarah Pearse
Viking - 2021
January - 2015
Discarded medical equipment litters the floor; surgical tools blistered with rust, broken bottles, jars, the scratched spine of an old invalid chair. A torn mattress sits slumped against the wall, bile-yellow stains pocking the surface.
Hand clamped tight around his briefcase, Daniel Lemaitre feels a sharp wave of revulsion: it's as if time has taken over the building's soul, left something rotten and diseased in its place."
What do you think - read more or pass? I had been eyeing this one for a while and the library copy just became available a couple of days ago.
Judging by those first few lines I wouldn't read on, no. But the cover intrigued me so I checked it out on Goodreads and you know... it sounds really good. Only goes to show. LOLReplyDelete
See and I liked the intro but, half way through I'm wondering what's up.Delete
I didn't care for those sentences either, it didn't seem like much but I'd probably read some to find out about the sanatorium.ReplyDelete
I like the intro, cover and was curious enough to want to know more....still reading.Delete
Now I definitely want to know more! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
I liked the intro as well.Delete
Yes! Honestly, just the title is enough for me to take a further look. Sounds like one I'd love.ReplyDelete
Here is my Tuesday Post.
It's different than what I was expecting so far.Delete
I've heard a lot of good things about this book. I'd keep reading.ReplyDelete
I think the reviews seem mixed by Reese picked it so I was curious. Still have about half to go.Delete
That opening, disgusting as it is, does make me curious to see where this one is headed.ReplyDelete
That opening drew me in but midpoint its different than I was expecting.Delete
I would be curious to know how all that disorder occurred so I would likely read on.ReplyDelete
I was expecting this was all about the history of the Sanatorium but, half way in it's different than I thought it might be. Curious where it will end up though.Delete
I'm hoping to read this one soon! I have it on hold at my library and am just waiting for my copy to come in.ReplyDelete
I'm about midpoint right now and it's different from what I was expecting.Delete
I love that cover and oh yes, this one is definitely on my radar! Hopefully it'll be a good thriller.ReplyDelete
It didn't pull me in in as quickly as I was hoping but, I'm still interested enough to keep going.Delete
Very descriptive opening.ReplyDelete
Yes, I liked the opening and still curious at the halfway mark.Delete
Oh this sounds seriously creepy! I've been wanting to pick this one up but not sure I'm brave enough because it looks like it has the potential to be terrifying.ReplyDelete
So far it's not that creepy IMO.Delete
Ooh I really want to read this!ReplyDelete
It's goo but not great at the halfway point. Maybe it's me?Delete
I have been eyeing this one.ReplyDelete
I'm about half way though and it's okay but the jury is still out.Delete
I just spotted this post today. About The Sanatorium: I purchased it, based on a couple of starred reviews and other positive reviews from trusted sources. I totally understand your ambivalence at the halfway point in the book! I, too, was ambivalent. And my conclusion by the 3/4s point was that this book was ridiculously over-hyped. It was not great. It was mediocre, in my estimation. A disappointment after all the hype. I have found (and I should know by now) that over-hyping is common within the thriller genre. I should have learned this lesson by now, I think. Sigh!
Judith, sorry you bought this one (I have the library copy so I won't feel terrible if I'm disappointed).Delete