Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews.
Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book we are reading or plan to read soon.
Harlem Shuffle; Colson Whitehead
Doubleday - 9/14/2021
"Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked..."
His cousin Freddie brought him on the heist one hot night in early June. Ray Carney was having on of his run-around days--uptown, downtown, zipping across the city. Keeping the machine humming. First up was Radio Row, to unload the final three consoles, two RCAs and a Magnavox, and pick up the TV he left. He'd given up on radios, hadn't sold one in a year and a half no matter how much he marked them down and begged. Now they took up space in the basement that he needed for the new recliners coming in from Argent next week and whatever he picked up from the dead lady's apartment that afternoon. The radios were top-of-the-line three years ago; now padded blankets hid their slick mahogany cabinets, fastened by leather straps to the truck bed. The pickup bounced in the unholy rut of the West Side Highway.
What do you think --read more or pass? I love the initial description of Carney and, I've enjoyed this author in the past as well.