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
(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?