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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros






My intro today comes from Indiscretion by Charles Dubow.





"Eleven in the morning. The backyards of houses rumble by. Here and there an above ground pool, discarded patio furniture, rusting bicycles. Barking dogs tied with ropes. Dry lawns. The sky is a pale blue, the heat of early summer just beginning to unfurl itself. Every fifteen minutes or so the train stops. More people get on than off."

16 comments:

  1. This really grabbed me. The short clipped sentences interspersed with the longer lovely sentence "The sky is a pale blue, the heat of early summer just beginning to unfurl itself." I might just have to check it out!

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    1. I ended up really loving this book so I would say definitely check it out!!!

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  3. I do like a narrative that unfurls in short sentences, pulling me quickly into the scenes, the settings, and the emotion. Kind of intense in the flow of it.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Oh, the writing in this book was really, really good.

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  4. I like the writing and the title is intriguing. I'd keep reading.

    Here's mine: Dearest Rose

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  5. Those short sentences paint quite a picture. I'd keep reading!

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  6. hmmm . . . I'd keep reading, there's not quite enough information in intro. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. Yeah, the intro is definitely lacking in detail but I can promise that the author makes it up later on :)

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  7. I have a good feeling about this one so I'd read some more!

    Thanks for joining in Meg - I appreciate it.

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    1. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to share my review!

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  8. Yes! I put this book on my list of 'most anticipated debuts' this year. Must say though, I don't like the cover at all...

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    1. The cover isn't my favorite but the book is really, really good!

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