Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the sea posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along.   I like this meme and decided to play along with her this week.

Hardcover, 363 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Razorbill

ISBN: 1595143394 (ISBN13: 9781595143396)
edition language: English
original title: The Space Between

(excerpt from an ARC)

I'm watching North by Northwest when the picture goes out on the TV. It's at the part where Thornhill is being chased by the airplane and the scene is very tense. The the sound cuts off abruptly and Cary Grant dissolves into a sea of tiny dots.

      My mother's silhouette appears in the glass, dim and faceless. When she speaks, her voice comes from far away, distorted by the hiss of static. "I need you to come up here".

     She vanishes again before I can answer and the picture doesn't come back I know I should go up and see what she wants, but just for now, I don't move.

Hmmmmm . . . interesting. What does the mother want? Is some melodrama about to unfold?

Wadda ya think?

Read on or say "phooey" and cast it aside?


  1. I'm not sure about this one, the cover does nothing to draw me into the book, however the paragraphs, peak my interest. Is it a cozy mystery, I'm assuming it is?

  2. I would have to read a little more to see if I would stick with it.

  3. Not sure …. part of me wonders if Mother is a ghost or real! That is a weird book cover!

  4. I would read it, based on that paragraph! I think it might start off with a bang!

  5. I am wondering whether the Mother is ill and her mind is calling out to her daughter! so many interpretations....

  6. Great post. It looks very odd but I think it looks intriguing, too! I think I might actually check this one out :) I'm a new follower and I love all the penguins about!!

  7. I'm leaning toward no, but would read a few more pages before making a decision. The cover seems a little strange...

    Are you sticking with it? Will be curious to see what you think.

  8. Kaye.....wow Kaye, I would stick with this one a bit longer at least. I am curious. Cozy or just regular mystery?

  9. Wow, that's some beginning! Not sure if I'd be too scared or not. :<) But if it were more time travel than ghost story, I might like it. I do like the movie reference.

  10. I think I would stick with it for a few more pages!!!


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